Record Details

NHER Number:40177
Type of record:Monument
Name:Nut Wood

Summary

A series of linear earthworks surviving within the wood, possibly representing former boundarys or enclosures, and dating to the medieval or post medieval periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7503 0569
Map Sheet:TF70NE
Parish:BEACHAMWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2004. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey Pilot Study.
Nut Wood:
Fragments of linear features include a spread bank, probably corresponding in part to a feature on (S1). A short section of ditch, straddling the western boundary.
The features noted give no convincing pointers towards an early origin for the woodland.
See report (S2) for further information, including detailed descriptions of the individual features identified (Contexts 1-6). The results of this survey are also summarised in (S3).
B. Cushion, June 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Undated)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
---Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S1>Map: 1845. Beachamwell Tithe Map.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2004. Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey. Pilot Study Final Report. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 757.

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