Record Details

NHER Number:63069
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated earthwork mounds and pits

Summary

A mound and a group of pits with embanked sides of an unknown date can be seen on visualised lidar data from a recent (2015) survey. The mound is centred at TL 7745 9445 with the two largest embanked pits located at TL 7747 9445 and TL 7732 9444 with further small embanked pits within the extent of area. It is most likely that the earthworks relate to Cranwich Second World War military camp (NHER 25240) to the south and may have been for training, defence, weapons pits or possibly extraction.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7747 9444
Map Sheet:TL79SE
Parish:CRANWICH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A mound and a group of pits with embanked sides of an unknown date can be seen on visualised lidar data from a recent (2015) survey (S1). The mound is centred at TL 7745 9445 with the two largest embanked pits located at TL 7747 9445 and TL 7732 9444 with further small embanked pits within the extent of area. It is most likely that the earthworks relate to Cranwich Second World War military camp (NHER 25240) to the south and may have been for training, defence, weapons pits or possibly extraction.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 16th January 2019.

Monument Types

  • HOLLOW (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • HOLLOW (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)
  • MILITARY SITE? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MILITARY TRAINING SITE? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • MOUND (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)
  • PIT (World War Two - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)
  • WEAPONS PIT? (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Weeting Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

Related records

25240Related to: Cranwich Labour Camp and World War Two Military Camp (Monument)
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