Record Details

NHER Number:27376
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of possible water meadows


Earthworks of possible post medieval water meadows are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 50639 11224
Map Sheet:TG51SW

Full description

June 2005. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of possible post medieval water meadows are visible on 1946 aerial photographs (S1) to (S2). These remains are centred on TG 5064 1122, immediately south of the road and cliff at West Caister. A total of ten linear earthwork banks are visible measuring up to 31m long by 3.5m wide. These share a roughly parallel north northeast to south southwest alignment. A single linear ditch earthwork is also visible at the eastern side of the group. It is likely that these features relate to a post medieval water meadow located on the edge of the River Bure marshland. The earthworks had been levelled and the larger of the two fields was under arable cultivation by 1963 (S3).
J. Albone (NMP), 8 June 2005

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. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 4007-4008 27-JUN-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2034 09-JUL-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 4910A).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2531 (F22) 0015-0016 14-NOV-1963 (NMR).

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