Record Details

NHER Number:31470
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of undated ring ditch and linear feature


Ordnance Survey aerial photography from 1973 records the positive cropmark of ring ditch on this site. No features have been observed at ground level, and excavation of the site (NHER 36666) recorded no archaeological features.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1025 0078
Map Sheet:TG10SW

Full description

16 June 1973. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Positive cropmark of ring ditch.
D. Voisey (NLA), 22 August 1995.

23 August 1995.
Untended grass field used as unofficial recreation ground by local residents.
No trace of earthworks or cropmarks on surface. Ownership established. Despite housing to north and south, not under threat - excluded from local plan development area.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 August 1995.

January 2010. Norfolk NMP.
A possible ring ditch and a linear ditch feature are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs (S1), centred on TG 1025 0078. The ring ditch measures 20m in external diameter, and approximately 2.4m in width. There appears to be a possible break in the ditch, or entrance, at TG 1023 0080, measuring 1.5m, although this may be due to masking of the feature.
A linear ditch feature is also visible on a north west-south east alignment, stretching for 49m from TG 1025 0078 to TG 1027 0074, and appears to run parallel to a similar ditch feature recorded 140m to the west within an area of cropmarks (NHER 53332).
However, neither of these features was visible below ground during excavation of the site (NHER 36666), and it is possible that the ring ditch may be a fungus ring, and the linear feature a footpath or other such mark on the surface. This demonstrates the uncertainty of features that are only visible on one set of aerial photographs.
E. Bales (NMP), January 2010.

Monument Types

  • DITCH? (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE? (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH? (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. Residents oppose housing scheme. 15 May.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1973. OS 73320 076-7 16-JUN-1973 (NLA).

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