Record Details

NHER Number:38693
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of probable medieval to post medieval field boundary

Summary

Cropmarks of a bank flanked by a single ditch on each side, probably a medieval to post-medieval field boundary, are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 35128 31379
Map Sheet:TG33SE
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2004. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of a bank and ditches, probably a medieval to post medieval field boundary, are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These cropmarks are located around TG35133138. The bank is flanked by a single ditch on each side and extends for a distance of 30m on a northwest - southeast alignment. This alignment is continued 90m further to the southeast by a field boundary shown on the 1844 Ridlington tithe map (S2) and later maps. However, the boundary shown on the maps and the cropmark both lie at a diagonal to the main alignment of the 19th century fields, suggesting that they are earlier. It is possible that the cropmark and the associated boundary shown on the maps belong to a medieval or post-medieval field pattern, although an earlier date need not be ruled out.
(S1-2)
J. Albone (NMP), 21 July 2004

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1968. OS/68083 180-1 25-APR-1968 (NMR).
<S2>Map: James Wright. 1844. Ridlington Tithe Map 1844 (NRO DN/TA 822).

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