Record Details

NHER Number:31955
Type of record:Monument
Name:Sporle Wood


A visit to the woods here in 1996 recorded various earthworks including wood boundaries, water courses, possible wagon soaks and osier beds. A number of burnt prehistoric flints were also recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8607 1175
Map Sheet:TF81SE

Full description

1996. Field Observation.
Visit to Sporle Wood resulted in identification of earthworks including wood boundaries, water courses, wagon soaks? and osier beds.
Some burnt flint.
See report (S1) for sketch plan and further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
B. Cushion (NLA) July 1996. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Undated)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Undated)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Undated)
  • POND (Undated)
  • WATERCOURSE (Undated)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • WOOD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • OSIER BED (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SOAKING PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1996. Sporle Wood. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 559.

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