Record Details

NHER Number:38442
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible post medieval water meadows

Summary

Earthworks of ditches associated with drainage features or possible post medieval water meadows visible on 1946 RAF aerial photographs of this area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3525 2592
Map Sheet:TG32NE
Parish:BRUMSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 2004, Norfolk NMP
Ditches visible as earthworks on 1946 RAF aerial photographs (S1). All of the ditches lie on a broadly east to west alignment. Although these features could be associated with former post medieval water meadows, it is perhaps more likely that they are drainage ditches. Aerial photographs from 1955 onwards (S2) show more ditches that have been freshly cut since 1946. These later features have not been mapped. With the exception of the wider ditch between TG 3519 2586 and TG 3526 2585, the mapped features are not shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map (25 inch 1887) (S3).
J. Albone (NMP), 05 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATER MEADOW? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 5088-9 09-JUL-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 3526A-B).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1955. RAF 540/1723 (F22) 0028-9 04-OCT-1955 (NMR).
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1887. Ordnance Survey first edition 25" (1887) Sheet XL.4.

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