Record Details

NHER Number:27228
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of undated by possibly Roman field system

Summary

Fragmentary ditch cropmarks of an undated, possibly Roman, field system are visible on aerial photographs from the 1970s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 33946 32046
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2005. Norfolk NMP.
Fragmentary ditch cropmarks of an undated, possibly Roman, field system are visible on aerial photographs (S1-3). These cropmarks are centred on TG 3393 3207. Linear ditch cropmarks are present across an area measuring 580m by 470m. These ditches predominantly lie on a northwest to southeast axis or are aligned perpendicular to it. The cropmarks are fragmentary and it is not possible to determine the actual size of any individual fields. However, an L-shaped ditch cropmark in the north of the group at TG 3378 3227 appears to form the corner of one field which measures at least 48m square. Three or four possible fields are centred on TG 3402 3203. One of these fields appears to measure 60m by at least 116m. A further incomplete field is located at TG 3399 3202. The prevailing alignment of this field system is similar to that of a Roman field system further to the northwest (NHER 39212) and it may be of a similar date. Several isolated ditches within this group of cropmarks do not follow the pattern of the field system. These include a roughly west to east aligned ditch at TG 3406 3193 which is of unknown date.
(S1-3)
J. Albone (NMP), 24 January 2005

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76053 116 29-JUN-1976 (NMR) MAL 76053 116 29-JUN-1976 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 3332ABA-ABC (NLA 47/AJK23-25) 21-JUL-1977 NHER TG 3332ABA-ABC (NLA 47/AJK23-25) 21-JUL-1977.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1979. NHER TG 3332ABE (NLA 73/AMS14) 17-JUL-1979.

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