Monument record STN 040 - Post medieval to modern enclosure

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A square enclosure depicted on 19th and 20th century Ordnance Survey maps survives as an earthwork within forestry plantations. It has been identified on the ground, and is visible on imagery from a lidar survey flown in 2015. It adjoins the boundary of Downham High Lodge warren to its east (SHER STN 035), which is also the county and parish boundary, and the western limit of Thetford warren. The enclosure could have had a use associated with the warren.


Grid reference Centred TL 845 865 (228m by 218m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL88NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Earthwork surviving in forestry plantation in form of low bank circa 40cms high, of square enclosure shown on OS 1:2,500, 1:10,560 and 1:10,000 maps (S1)(S2). Interior not examined due to bracken cover. Adjoins, on NW side (warren and droveway?) banks, STN 035, and opposite long enclosure to SE (in Norfolk).

November 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The post medieval to modern enclosure described above is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a recent lidar survey (S3). It has not been mapped to by the project because, as described above, it is depicted on readily accessible 19th and 20th century Ordnance Survey maps.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 28th November 2017.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Pendleton C, July 1994, notated map.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: notated map.
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 1:2,500, 10,560 & 10,000 maps, TL 88 NW, 1928, 1929 & 1980.
  • <S3> LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Santon 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

Jan 12 2018 11:34AM

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