Record Details

NHER Number:8128
Type of record:Monument
Name:Horning Ferry Way, medieval road


This medieval road is marked on maps in 1585 and 1906. The exact line is hard to judge but the road ran from Norwich through Sprowston to Rackheath. No trace of this road is visible on aerial photographs or at ground level.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2550 1121
Map Sheet:TG21SE

Full description

Medieval road.
Detailed on 1585 map of Mousehold Heath (copies NCM, NRO, and in (S1)) - and also on (S2) according to member of the public [1] (not checked - E. Rose (NAU)).

Begins in Norwich, and marked by R.R. Clarke (NCM) at 2479 1039. Enters Sprowston parish (Broadland district) at 2478 1048 (TG 21 SW/42) and continues until course merges with modern (post enclosure) road at around 2780 1195 (Rackheath parish). For detailed course see map.
No trace on ground or on aerial photgraphs despite careful search - R. R. Clarke (NCM).
Eastern section as marked by R.R. Clarke (NCM) corrected by E. Rose (NAU) from comparison with original, and other features marked thereon.
E. Rose (NAU) 19 April 1985.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Rye, W. 1907. Earthworks at Mousehold Heath. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XVI p 91.
<S2>Map: 1906. Boundary extension map.

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