Record Details

NHER Number:12147
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated square enclosure


Analysis of aerial photographs has revealed the presence of a square enclosure with an entrance to southeast and rounded corners. This has been interpreted as a possible Roman signal station or Late Iron Age enclosure of 'Thornham type'.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 999 232
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

8 July 1981, 4 July 1989. NAU air photograph.
Positive cropmarks.
Square enclosure with entrance to south-east and rounded corners.
Possible signal station - considering position on hill top?
D. Edwards (NAU), 14 April 1982.

Already noted previously from St. Joseph's list of air photographs by E. Rose (NAU), 1978.

July 2002. Desk-based assessment.
A cropmark of a subrectangular enclosure shown on aerial photographs taken in 1978, 1981 and 1989. The cropmark measures c. 50m x 40m.
See (S2).
S. Howard (NLA), 1 March 2010.

August 2005.
This has also been interpreted as a Late Iron Age enclosure of 'Thornham type'.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 1 August 2005.

Monument Types

  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • SIGNAL STATION? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF9923 A,B,C; NAU TF9923 D-F,G,H,AB-AS, TG0813 J-S.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Monograph: Gregory, T. 1986. Enclosures of 'Thornham' Type in Norfolk. Excavations at Thornham, Warham, Wighton and Caistor St. Edmund, Norfolk. Gregory, T. and Gurney, D.. EAA No 30 pp 32-35.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2002. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Network Archaeology. 179.

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