Record Details

NHER Number:60123
Type of record:Monument
Name:Banks of probable medieval to post medieval date, possibly associated with Santon warren

Summary

Parallel banks, identified during site visits and visible on imagery from a 2015 lidar survey, are likely to be of medieval to post medieval date. They perhaps relate to the southern boundary of Santon warren (NHER 54065).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8255 8764
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

December 2013 and January 2014. Site visits.
A surviving low bank between TL8244487627 and TL8214287918. About 4m wide and up to 0.5m high.
Although it could be of some age, the fact it is on the same alignment as a track which does not appear on the tithe map suggests it could be recent.
D. Robertson (HES), 31 July 2014 and 27 July 2015.

August 2014. Breaking New Ground field visit. HA 5.
The bank continues to the east, beyond TL8244487627, the most easterly extent recorded in 2013-14. In places it is up to 0.8m tall.
This bank appears to be on the southernboundary of Santon Warren. As a result, it may have been constructed as a warren boundary bank.
D. Robertson (HES), 27 July 2015.

February 2018. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The site has been expanded to include the bank described above along with a parallel bank approximately 15m to the south, and a short length of seemingly associated bank to the north of its eastern end. The banks are all visible as earthworks on imagery from a 2015 lidar survey (S1) and probably still survive. As suggested above, they may mark the southern boundary of Santon warren. As such, a medieval to post medieval date is likely; however, as they follow a modern track and plantation edge, a partial or wholly modern origin cannot be ruled out. NHER 61100 to the northwest, and NHER 62066 to the east, are likely to be continuations of the same boundary. The banks may also relate to some of the features recorded to the north as part of NHER 62073.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 4th February 2018.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Unknown date)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • RABBIT WARREN? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Santon Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

Related records

62073Part of: Irregular spread of boundary banks, ditches, and trackways, of probable medieval to post medieval date (Monument)
54065Part of: Medieval to post medieval rabbit warren, Santon (Monument)
61100Related to: Bank of probable medieval to post medieval date, possibly associated with Santon warren (Monument)
62066Related to: Boundaries and trackways of possible medieval to post medieval date (Monument)
61083Related to: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
61099Related to: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
61085Related to: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
61088Related to: Possible warren bank at Santon Street (Monument)
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