Record Details

NHER Number:8537
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of post medieval field boundaries


Post medieval field boundaries depicted on historic maps are also visible as cropmarks and soilmarks on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4505 1718
Map Sheet:TG41NE

Full description

1972. Soilmark of linear feature, note on (S1) by A.K. Gregory (NAU).
This is the edge of a drove or narrow wood marked on (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 21 July 1980.

Now officially in Martham parish.
E. Rose (NAU) 1987.

April 2005. Norfolk NMP.
As noted above, the boundary, visible as a cropmark and soilmark on aerial photographs (S3)-(S6) between TG 4486 1696 and TG 4526 1741, is, for the most part, depicted on historic maps (e.g. S7) and consequently has not been mapped by the NMP. The northernmost section, visible beyond approximately TG 4520 1733, is not depicted but still has the appearance of being a modern or late post-medieval feature. At the same time, it is notable that the orientation of the boundary is not entirely dissimilar to that of the earlier field systems mapped in the vicinity, i.e. NHER 27331 and 32062.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 19 April 2005.

Monument Types

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TRACKWAY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72018 092-3 15-MAR-1972 (NMR).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1979. OS/79019 001-2 14-APR-1979.
<S5>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 5049-50 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S6>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1976. CUCAP (BYY62) 03-JUL-1976.
<S7>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1889 - 1891. Ordnance Survey first edition 6 inch map.. 1:10,560.

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