Monument record ELV 015 - Turf covered bank of unknown date.

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Summary

An earthwork bank has been recorded from field visits and is seen as a low earthwork on aerial photographs. The bank most likely relates to a former post medieval boundary bank. However, it is also possible that the bank may relate to a parkland feature within Elveden park and gardens. The bank can be seen earthwork in the 1940s and is presumed be levelled as the feature is not visible on recent (2018) aerial photographs. The polygon has been amended to correlate with the position of the bank on the aerial photographs

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 827 779 (46m by 425m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL87NW
Civil Parish ELVEDEN, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (6)

Full Description

`(2) Turf covered bank. 17.0m wide, 0.4 (?or 0-1)m high' (S1).

January 2020. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A possible post medieval boundary bank is seen as an earthwork (which has since been levelled) on aerial photographs (S1-S3). The bank most likely relates to a former post medieval boundary bank. However it is also possible that the bank may relate to a parkland feature within Elveden park and gardens. The bank can be seen as an earthwork in the 1940s and is presumed be levelled as the feature is not visible on recent (2018) aerial photographs (S3). The bank is in close proximity to further possible post medieval boundaries to the north. The bank is not seen on the First Edition Ordnance Survey Map (S4).
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 15th January 2020.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS. 1:10560 record map, TL 87 NW, handwritten notation, undated.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/LA/129 FP 1067-1068 14-FEB-1945 (HEA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1801 RS 4171-4172 25-OCT-1946 (HEA Original Print).
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 18-SEP-2018 ACCESSED 15-JAN-2020 (Digital).
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Map. Frist Edition Ordnance Survey map.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 5 2020 5:04PM

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