Record Details

NHER Number:42372
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated drains and track

Summary

Undated banks and ditches are visible as earthworks and cropmarks on aerial photographs of this area. The ditches and banks were probably drains and one of ditches, along with two of the banks, may have defined a trackway.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4630 2051
Map Sheet:TG42SE
Parish:SOMERTON, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Curvilinear and rectilinear banks and ditches are visible as cropmarks and earthworks on aerial photographs (S1 to S3), centred at TG 4631 2051. The sinuous ditch, flanked by banks, visible between TG 4635 2055 and TG 4622 2048, may be a trackway or a curvilinear (and therefore relatively early, see Williamson 1997 (S4), for example) drain. The ditch and rectilinear arrangement of banks to its southeast may also be drains. None of the features are depicted on any of the historic (mainly 19th century) maps consulted and their date is unknown. The postulated trackway may lead to the corners of the field, perhaps indicating a relatively modern origin.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 5 January 2006.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • DRAIN (Unknown date)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/832 3204-5 23-SEP-1945 (NHER TG 4621B & TG 4620A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2331 (F22) 0090-1 25-JUL-1963 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72018 147-8 15-MAR-1972.
<S4>Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1997. The Norfolk Broads: A Landscape History.. pp 64-65.

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