Record Details

NHER Number:26892
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of probable medieval to post medieval field boundaries

Summary

Group of cropmark field boundaries, probably dating to medieval to post medieval, visible on aerial photographs from 1988.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6962 3985
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Group of cropmark linear ditches, visible on BKS vet aerial photographs from 1988 (S1). These ditches, which possibly define rectilinear, enclosed areas of varying sizes, from 75 x 50m to potentially 80 x 100m. The ditches appear extremely wide, up 10m across in places. This may be the result of the spreading or disturbance of these features. It is possible that these enclosures relate to settlement, however it may be a field system. The size of the ditches and the regularity of the layout may indicate a late date, possibly medieval.
S. Massey (NMP), 23 April 2002.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 8439-40 27-MAY-1988 (NCC 9988-9).

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