Record Details

NHER Number:34735
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated ring ditch and lime extraction pit


An undated ring ditch has been noted in this field. This may be an industrial feature related to the limekilns (NHER 13820) nearby or may have been formed when the field was being used for breaking in horses. It is recorded that the field used to be a lime extraction pit but has been filled in.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0024 8677
Map Sheet:TM08NW

Full description

1999 and before. Noted several times in passing.
'Perfect ring ditch around central platform' seen by [1] in angle of two roads to west of former pit NHER 13820. Note presence of lime kilns in NHER 13820, could this be of late origin?
E. Rose (NLA), 22 November 1999.

September 2005.
Field under pasture. Slight ditch still visible, with other low indeterminate undulations. [2] stated that the field was once a lime extraction pit similar to the low field to northeast. The pit was infilled several years ago. The ditch was the result of the field being used for 'lunging' horses. The lime kiln now derelict and partially collapsed remains between the two fields.
H. Paterson (A&E), 26 September 2005.

The site is marked on 1ins O.S. maps 1838 (S1), the Tithe map 1844 (S2) and the 6ins O.S. map 1884 (S3) marks both kilns, 1 being disused. The site is also noted in White's Directory 1836-1890 (S4) and Kelly's 1853-1916 (S5)
NIAS records (S6)
W. Arnold (HES) 13/12/2010

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (19th Century to World War One - 1838 AD? to 1916 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..
<S2>Map: 1839. Tithe map.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S4>Directory: White, W.. 1845. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk.
<S5>Directory: Kelly, E.. Kelly's Directory of Norfolk..
<S6>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

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