Record Details

NHER Number:31517
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of enclosure of unknown date


A square enclosure of unknown date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The cropmark is within the area of a medieval deer park, NHER 7309.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 087 134
Map Sheet:TG01SE

Full description

1 June 1973. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Positive cropmarks.
Multiple linear feature.
Derek Edwards (NLA) has some oblique photos of this taken in 1990. Looks like an interesting site.
D. Voisey (NLA) 11 August 1995.

20 June 1990. NAU air photography.
Cropmark of square enclosure.
D. Edwards (NAU).

Mark is partly obscured and there are other marks that may be associated, or later, but one photograph does suggest that the rectangle is double ditched. It is at the centre of the park boundary NHER 7309 and in some senses would be a better candidate for a central moat than NHER 13038, formerly so annotated.
But it is right on spot height 59 and looks uncannily like a Roman signal station.
E. Rose (NAU) 5 September 1995.

13 July 1993. NLA air photography.
Cropmark of square enclosure well defined, partial traces of other linear and curvilinear features can be detected, but are less visible in the crop.
S. Massey (NLA), 9 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • SIGNAL STATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 0813 T-W.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 73-320-051.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 73-320-052.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TG0813/X - Z.

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