Record Details

NHER Number:17743
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthwork bank

Summary

An earthwork bank, which may be a medieval park boundary, and which is respected by a plantation shown on a map of 1721.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1804 2884
Map Sheet:TG12NE
Parish:BLICKLING, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Bank, in wood.
From north, this appears as a curving bank about 1m high and about 200m long. Defending or enclosing the summit of the hill. But from the summit it seems as if this is an illusion caused by the natural contour of the hill, with only a short length of bank at the east end. The old plantation shown here on (S1) seems to respect this bank.
National Trust spokeman believes it to be a medieval deer park boundary, but there seems little evidence for this.
If it really is a bank it could be older.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 17 November 1981.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Undated)
  • PARK PALE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: Corbridge, J.. 1729. [unknown].

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30433Part of: Blickling Park (Designed Landscape)

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