Record Details

NHER Number:51910
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a sub-circular pit feature with associated banks

Summary

A sub-circular pit feature with associated banks was visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. It was situated on the line of the Ordnance Survey 1st edition parish boundary between Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew, and on the course of Ranworth Way, a medieval road (NHER 8166), and is possibly of post medieval date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2568 1032
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2008. Norfolk NMP.
A sub-circular pit feature with associated banks, centred at TG 2568 1034, was visible as a cropmark on one set of aerial photographs (S1). This feature was situated on the line of the Ordnance Survey 1st edition (S2) parish boundary between Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew, and on the course of Ranworth Way, a medieval road (NHER 8166) and has therefore been assigned a medieval to post medieval date, and may have been associated with the extraction of road building materials.
The pit feature measures approximately 20m in diameter, and is surrounded by a ploughed-out bank, which appears to project into the centre of the pit. To the south, a further 65m stretch of intermittent east-west bank is visible.
All these features were cut by one of the northwest-southeast anti-landing trenches dug across the site during World War Two (NHER 51903).
E. Bales (NMP), 10 November 2008.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1942. RAF HLA/447 (FP) 22 30-APR-1942 (NMR).
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1886 - 1891. Ordnance Survey Map. Six inches to the mile. First Edition. 1:10,560.

Related records

8166Related to: Ranworth Way, medieval road (Monument)
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