Record Details

NHER Number:61038
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible pool in Zig Zag Covert


A brick lined circular hollow in Lynford Park (NHER 30470). It may have been a water-filled garden feature or pool, as suggested by 19th century maps.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8178 9359
Map Sheet:TL89SW

Full description

March 2015. Rapid Identification Survey. HA 36.
A brick lined circular hollow in Lynford Park (NHER 30470). The hollow has a diameter of 5.4m and up to 1.4m deep.
The bricks are pale red and pale orange red on colour and most measure around 0.23m by 0.115 by 0.06m.
The origin and purpose of this structure is uncertain. A map in (S1) suggests it is located to the west of the site of the 18th century Lynford Hall and, as a result, it may not have been directly associated with this building. A circular dark coloured feature appears on (S1) and (S2) roughly in the correct location and could be this feature. The dark shading suggests it could have been a water-filled garden feature or pool.
D. Robertson (HES), 17 July 2015.

May 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A hollow 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 61038 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

  • GARDEN FEATURE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POOL? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 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)
5138Related to: Site of Old Hall (Monument)
61001Related to: Sunken path and bridge in Lynford Park (Monument)
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