Record Details

NHER Number:38864
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of a medieval to post medieval road

Summary

Cropmarks of a medieval to post medieval road are visible on aerial photographs. This road was previously recorded as part of NHER 7025. It is partly shown on Faden's 1797 map of Norfolk.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 32964 30825
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2004. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of a medieval to post medieval road are visible on aerial photographs (S1-7). The cropmarks are centred on TG 3293 3080. This road was previously recorded as part of NHER 7025. The road extends for over 400m on a curving southwest - northeast alignment between TG 3274 3071 and TG 3307 3093. The southern part of the road is visible as a negative cropmark indicating a compacted or metalled surface. The northern part of the road appears as a wide positive cropmark suggesting a hollow way that leads towards a bend in the modern road. This section of the road was marked on Faden’s 1797 map of Norfolk (S8), although the section to the southwest had gone by that date. The road passes close to a former medieval to post medieval mill site (NHER 7025) which probably accounts for why the northern section remained in use for a longer period of time. It crosses, or is crossed by, a double-ditched enclosure (NHER 38872) which may be associated with a different phase of the use of the mill or of an earlier date.
(S1-8)
J. Albone (NMP), 14 October 2004

Monument Types

  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1977. NHER TG 3230D (NLA 47/AJK14) 21-JUL-1977.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1977. NHER TG 3330C-H (NLA 47/AJK8-12,16) 21-JUL-1977.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1977. NHER TG 3330A-B (NLA 52/AKH19, 22) 30-JUL-1977.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1980. NHER TG 3230E-F (NLA 87/APH7-8) 30-JUN-1980.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1989. NHER TG 3330J-K (NLA 236/DWN14-5) 11-JUL-1989.
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1968. OS/68083 177-8 25-APR-1968 (NMR).
<S7>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76053 114 29-JUN-1976 (NMR).
<S8>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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