Record Details

NHER Number:38560
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval water meadows

Summary

Earthworks of post medieval water meadows are visible on aerial photographs. These were levelled and under arable agriculture by 1972.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3960 2853
Map Sheet:TG32NE
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2004. Norfolk NMP
Earthworks of banks and ditches associated with post medieval water meadows are visible on aerial photographs (S1-2). Further water meadow earthworks were visible at TG39562864 but were too faint to be mapped. A small group of banks and ditches, probably associated with the water meadow is centred at TG39732857 (S2). It is likely that the water meadows were originally more extensive along this stream valley. It appears that all of these earthworks had been levelled and were under arable agriculture by 1972 (S3).
See also NHER 38555, 38556.
(S1-2)
J. Albone (NMP), 31 March 2004

Monument Types

  • WATER MEADOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1943. RAF AC/161 5135-6 04-JAN-1943 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1965. MAL 65081 062-3 19-SEP-1965 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72111 110-1 02-MAY-1972.

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