Record Details

NHER Number:18088
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated ditch in Merton Wood


An undated ditch survives as earthworks. It is probably a woodland boundary or a feature marking the edge of Merton Park (NHER 30516).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9139 9757
Map Sheet:TL99NW

Full description

On highest point of wood.
Ditch. V-shaped, overgrown and exact limits not ascertained. Not a natural feature or watercourse. Curving.
[1] believes it to be part of an ancient fortification, but it has no bank and there is no other evidence. Probably some sort of wood or park boundary or feature.
There are oaks here many centuries old.
For the other 'fortifications', see NHER 18087 - hollow way.
Remainder are glacial formations.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 April 1982.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records

30516Part of: Merton Park (Monument)
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