Monument record BRD 135 - Post medieval boundary bank defining eastern side of Mount Plantation

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A low bank has been identified as an earthwork defining the eastern edge of the post medieval Mount Plantation. It has been identified on the ground, is depicted on the 19th century Ordnance Survey 1st edition map 6 inch map and much of its length is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a 2015 lidar survey.


Grid reference Centred TL 7934 8499 (681m by 1528m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Low bank, probably defining E boundary of Mount Plantation. Construction date unknown, but largely defines E limits of C19/C20(?) flint mining complexes BRD 134 & BRD 136.

June 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The post medieval boundary bank described above is visible for much of its length as an earthwork on lidar imagery (S2). As described above, it appears to correspond with the eastern edge of Mount Plantation, as depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map (S3); as a consequence, it has not been mapped by the project. Contrary to the earlier record for the site (see above), the post medieval flint mining recorded as BRD 136 does appear to extend beyond the boundary.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 28th June 2017.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Pendleton C, Flint Mines: Rapid Survey, ms, October 1996.
  • <S2> LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Wangford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Map. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map.

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Record last edited

Jan 12 2018 3:53PM

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