Record Details

NHER Number:38248
Type of record:Monument
Name:Group of possible Late Saxon to medieval iron working pits


A group of earthwork pits, possibly relating to Late Saxon to medieval iron working, are visible on RAF aerial photographs taken in 1946.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 14239 41519
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

June 2003. Norfolk NMP.
A group of earthwork pits visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S1). An area covering 40m by 30m, centred on TG 1423 4151, is visible as a generally uneven ‘pock-marked’ surface (mapped as an extent of area). Within which are several more clearly defined individual pits, which have been mapped, measuring between 1-2.5m across. It is possible that these pits are the result of iron ore procurement, as is known at other pit groups in the area (SMR 6280-1). These workings are thought to date to the Late Saxon to Medieval period, although it is possible that this group of pits is the result of post-medieval or even military activity in the area.
S. Massey (NMP), 18 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • IRON WORKING SITE (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • IRON WORKING SITE (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1430 4162-3 16-APR-1946 (NMR).

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