Record Details

NHER Number:21077
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated linear features and possible Bronze Age ring ditch


Aerial photographs have recorded the cropmarks of linear and rectilinear features and a ring ditch.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 298 934
Map Sheet:TM29SE

Full description

Cropmark complex.
Context 1, Bedingham parish. TM 298 934. 10 July 1975 and 24 July 1975. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs (CUCAP); (reference BUE 24 and BUY 57; NAU references as given below).
Cropmarks, rectilinear.
Possible enclosure complex, adjacent gravel quarry.
D. A. Edwards (NAU), 10 January 1985.

Context 2, Bedingham parish. TM 2985 9340. 10 July 1975. CUCAP (reference: BUE24; NAU reference as below).
Positive cropmark. Approx 85 feet AMSL.
Segment of possible ring ditch.
D. A. Edwards (NAU) 10 January 1985.

Context 3. 10 July 1975. CUCAP (Print ref BUE 24 of 10 July 1975).
Positive cropmarks.
Approx 85 feet AMSL.
Linear, parallel ditches.
Group of four parallel ditches (running north to south). External ditches being much larger than those between.
D. A. Edwards (NAU), 10 January 1985

2 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmark of ring ditch bisected by road still visible, to the west of this is a large rectangular feature which may represent a platform, into which a series of ditched rectilinear enclosures have been cut.
Although it is possible that this area was once part of the woodland located immediately to the west.
S. Massey (NLA), 23 July 2001.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • MULTIPLE DITCH SYSTEM (Unknown date)
  • PLATFORM (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • MULTIPLE DITCH SYSTEM (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SITE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM2993H,J.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2993A -D.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2993L - P.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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