Record Details

NHER Number:15770
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks and soilmarks of enclosures and field boundaries

Summary

The cropmarks and soilmarks of enclosures and field boundaries of probable medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs to the east of to the east of Grove Cottage, Poringland.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2638 0141
Map Sheet:TG20SE
Parish:PORINGLAND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

28 July 1977. NAU aerial photography showed cropmarks.
Cropmarks of removed field boundaries and one possible ring ditch.
See overlay (S2) for NHER record map.
D. Edwards (NAU) 18 January 1980.

Area greatly extended from 1977 air photographs by Aerial Archaeology Foundation.
See (S2).

The ring ditch previously recorded under this number is now under NHER 53225. The central grid reference for this site has been altered from TG 2634 0139 to TG 2636 0140.

December 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks and soilmarks of enclosures and field boundaries of probable medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs to the east of to the east of Grove Cottage, Poringland (S3-S5). The central grid reference for this site has been altered from TG 2634 0139 to TG 2636 0140. These field boundaries were previously recorded as being Bronze Age in date, probably due to the possible presence of a Bronze Age round barrow within close proximity. The ring ditch previously recorded under this number is now under NHER 53225. However it seems most likely that the fields and enclosures relate to medieval to post medieval date features.
The site consists of a series of fields and enclosed parcels of land, some of which may have acted as stock enclosures, in particular the square enclosure with an inwardly funnelled entrance into the interior, centred on TG 2632 0138. The majority of the field boundaries are ditches, however the enclosed areas appear to have originally had internal banks, as suggested by soilmarks visible in 1962 (S3). These fields and enclosures are located to the immediate west of an area of drainage features, along the line of a former minor watercourse. A limited number of these boundaries are depicted on the 1838 West Poringland and Howe Tithe map (S6) and this indicates that the enclosures and boundaries are likely to relate to medieval to post medieval landscape features that have been removed prior to the early nineteenth century.
S. Horlock (NMP), 21 December 2009.

These features are also visible on (S7) which shows some additional linear features not visible on earlier aerial photographs.
A. Cattermole (HES), 10 June 2013.

Monument Types

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK)? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • DITCH? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • STOCK ENCLOSURE? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>*Overlay: Edwards, D. (NAU). 1980. Overlays for aerial photographs. 27 January.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Aerial Archaeology Foundation. 1977. TG2601A-E.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1962. RAF 543/1883 (F22) 0045-6 27-SEP-1962 (NMR).
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1977. NHER TG 2601E (AAF 120/10) 20-JUL-1977.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1977. NHER TG 2601A (NLA 50/AJZ7) 28-JUL-1977.
<S6>Map: Jones, W. G.. 1838. West Poringland tithe map..
<S7>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Page, M.. 2013. TG 2601? (PAGE) 07-JUN-2013.

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