Record Details

NHER Number:61080
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable garden earthworks associated with 18th century Lynford Hall

Summary

A group of irregular earthworks within Lynford Park (NHER 30470), including possible scarps/banks that may define a platform, a ditch on the east of the possible platform and a number poorly defined undulations. These earthworks could be garden features associated with the first and/or 18th century Lynford Hall (NHER 5138).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8192 9353
Map Sheet:TL89SW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2014. Rapid Identification Survey. HA 124.
A group of irregular earthworks survives in the southwest of a paddock within Lynford Park (NHER 30470). It includes possible scarps/banks that may define a platform, a ditch on the east of the possible platform and a number poorly defined undulations.
These earthworks could be the remains of garden features associated with the first and/or 18th century Lynford Hall (NHER 5138). They were within parkland by 1856, as shown on as map in (S1).
D. Robertson (HES), 24 July 2015.

May 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
Multiple banks and ditches are seen as earthworks on visualised lidar data (S2). The above earthworks have 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 61080 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

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PLATFORM (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>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)
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