Record Details

NHER Number:61036
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mound in Zig Zag Covert

Summary

An irregularly shaped mound located in Lynford Park. It could be material upcast from the excavation of a hollow and pond to the north (NHER 61039), a hollow to the west (NHER 61034) or a sunken path to the south (NHER 61001). However, it is located on or close to the site of the 18th century Lynford Hall (NHER 5138) and outbuildings associated with it. As a result, it could have been created during the demolition of the 18th century hall in 1863.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8183 9356
Map Sheet:TL89SW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2015. Rapid Identification Survey. HA 35.
A irregularly shaped mound, measuring at least 20m long by 14m wide and up to 0.8m tall. It has an irregular profile, but generally gently sloping sides.
The mound could be upcast from the excavation of a hollow and pond to the north (NHER 61039), a hollow to the west (NHER 61034) or a narrow sunken path to the south (NHER 61001). However, a map in (S1) suggests it is located on or close to the site of the 18th century Lynford Hall (NHER 5138) or outbuildings associated with it. As a result, it could have been created during the demolition of the 18th century hall in 1863.
It is not shown on (S2).
D. Robertson (HES), 17 July 2015.

May 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A mound is seen as an earthworks on visualised lidar data (S3). The above earthwork has been recorded as part of NHER 30470 along with further features relating to Lynford park and gardens identified from the Aerial Investigation and Mapping (AIM) survey. The Monument Polygon defining NHER 61036 has been amended to correlate with the location and extent of the features on the lidar imagery.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 14th May 2019.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING PLATFORM? (19th Century - 1863 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUND (19th Century - 1863 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Fairbrother, Clark and Lye. 1856. Sale Particulars of Lynford Hall Estate.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.
<S3>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Lynford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

Related records

30470Part of: Lynford Hall Park (Monument)
5138Part of: Site of Old Hall (Monument)
61039Related to: Hollow and water filled pool in Lynford Park (Monument)
61034Related to: Late 19th century garden wall in Zig Zag Covert (Monument)
61035Related to: Quarry or garden feature in Zig Zag Covert (Monument)
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