Record Details

NHER Number:4370
Type of record:Monument
Name:Brabons Dyke, Heacham

Summary

This is the possible course of the medieval Brabons Dyke, shown on an early 17th century estate map running north to south of the main road. The dyke has been interpreted as following the course of a possible Roman road.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 683 370
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

A.D.1340.
Brabon surname, Brabant.
See (S1).

(S2) appears to indicate Brabons Dyke running north to south of main road, south of River Heacham. Could this Dyke be a Roman road heading for old bridge or ford point? Road on (S3) running east from Heacham School called 'The Broadway'.
C.J.S. Green (NCM)

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WATERCOURSE (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>Monograph: Lewton-Braine, C. H. 1967. The Archaeology of Heacham and the adjoining areas.
<S2>Map: 1623. Map of Caly's Manor, Heacham.
<S3>Map: 1939. Ordnance Survey 6 inch.

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