Monument record ELV 072 - Probable medieval to post medieval boundary bank relating to Thetford Warren
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8224 8163 (372m by 267m)|
|Civil Parish||ELVEDEN, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (at some time))
- DITCH (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD? (at some time))
- RABBIT WARREN (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (at some time))
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
- BOUNDARY BANK (Unknown date)
- BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval to IPS: Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
1998: Rapid earthwork survey identified a bank along SW edge (& beyond) of compartment 3178, 4m wide, 0.6m high with ditch, 4m wide, 0.3m deep, to NE. Continues in adjoining compartments 3176 & 3180. Much reduced in height, ditch still traceable. Situated on and marking the county boundary (S1) - full extent not determined. Situated on and marking parish and present county boundary (county boundary re-aligned in 20th century). Probably warren bank.
For other earthworks in compartment see ELV 073 & 074.
Earthwork banks are possibly associated with Thetford Warren as mapped by 2010 The Breckland Society survey of The Warrens of Breckland. Perimeter banks of Thetford Warren only survive in part and mostly where they are also the parish and county boundary (S2).
January 2019. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The boundary bank described above, which is probably associated with Thetford Warren and of medieval to post medieval date, is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a 2015 lidar survey (S3). It is one of a very large number of boundaries identified within and around Thetford Warren; these have been recorded collectively as Norfolk Historic Environment Record 61542, or as SHER STN 190 where they extend into Suffolk. As the lidar survey was flown relatively recently, it is probable that the earthwork still survives.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 16th January 2019.
- <S1> SSF50361 Unpublished document: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M.. 1998. Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey for Forest Enterprise. p21, map 9.
- <S2> SSF50315 Bibliographic reference: The Breckland Society. 2010. The Warrens of Breckland: A Survey by The Breckland Society.
- <S3> SSF55747 LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Thetford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
- None recorded
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Events/Activities (3)
- Event - Interpretation: Map Sheets TL78NE/78SE/77NE/88NW/88SW/88SE/87NW/87NE, Mapping Block 2: 'Brecks from Above' Air Photo Mapping Project and Breckland NMP Project (ESF25814)
- Event - Survey: Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey, Forest Enterprise, 1998 (ESF19514)
- Event - Survey: Survey by The Breckland Society - The Warrens of Breckland (ESF26143)
Record last edited
Oct 16 2019 3:54PM