Record Details

NHER Number:36483
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Roman temporary camp or settlement

Summary

Aerial photography from 1996 recorded a number of cropmarks. These have since been re-analysed under NHER 38499 and may represent a Roman temporary camp or settlement.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2319 3582
Map Sheet:TG23NW
Parish:THORPE MARKET, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

THE CROPMARKS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE NOW RECORDED AS NHER 38499.

28 June 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmark of rectangular enclosure visible at NGR TG 2323 3586.
Half of the enclosure is masked by a field/crop not giving a response. The enclosure has rounded corners and a central entrance gap in its northwest side. It has the appearance of a small temporary Roman camp, although it is just as likely to be a Roman settlement enclosure, just bearing structural similarities.
A sinuous trackway also runs dfiagonally across the site from SE to NW.
Several linear fetures are also visible.
S. Massey (NLA), 9 October 2001.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEMPORARY CAMP (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 2335G - H, N - P.

Related records - none

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