Record Details

NHER Number:38343
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Late Saxon to medieval iron working pits in Sheringham Park


A group of earthwork pits, possibly relating to Late Saxon to medieval iron working, are visible in Sheringham Park on RAF aerial photographs taken in 1946 and Ordnance Survey aerial photographs taken in 1969.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 13814 41859
Map Sheet:TG14SW

Full description

October 2003. Norfolk NMP.
A group of earthwork pits visible on RAF aerial photographs from 1946 (S1) and Ordnance Survey aerial photographs from 1969 (S2), in the grass of Sheringham Park. These consist of several clusters of two to eight pits, ranging from 1m to 5.5m across. It is possible that these pits are the result of iron ore procurement, as is known at other pit groups in the area (NHER 6280 and NHER 6281). 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. However there is a possibility that these earthworks are related to the creation of the Park in some way (NHER 22881).
S. Massey (NMP), 9 October 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


Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 4159-60 27-JUN-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69037 036-7 03-APR-1969 (NMR).

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