Monument record IKL 162 - Boundary bank, Gorse Covert (1880s); Kings Forest

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A large earthwork bank, approximately 1m high, has been recorded from field visits to the west of Lodge Farm Cottages. The earthwork bank can be seen on visualised lidar data and is most likely post medieval in date. The bank is marked on the Ordnance Survey 1880s map along the eastern side of Gorse Covert.


Grid reference Centred TL 79518 73835 (206m by 290m)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Large earthwork bank, circa 1m high, on W side of Forestry trackway to W of Lodge Farm Cottages. Marked on OS 1880s map (S1) on E side of Gorse Covert.

August 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
Sections of earthwork bank most likely post medieval in date, are seen on visualised lidar data (S2). This bank has been recorded as part of IKL 370 along with further banks identified by this survey. The monument polygon has been amended to correlate with the location of the feature from the lidar data.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 19th August 2019.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map. 1:25" map, 1880s.
  • <S2> LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Kings Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 4:38PM

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