Monument record IKL 199 - Boundary bank and depression earthworks, Icknield Heath RIS, Icklingham

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Boundary bank on west boundary and a number of depressions across the surveyed area, four depressions form a line which may represent military trenches.


Grid reference Centred TL 8076 7609 (876m by 476m)
Map sheet TL87NW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

2015: Rapid earthwork identification survey identified new earthworks to the south of Icknield Heath. A boundary bank was noted on the west boundary of the heath, along with a number of depressions across the area surveyed some of which are likely to be post-medieval. At TL81087593-TL81177588 are a line of depressions which may possibly represent military trenches. Similar depressions were seen to the north of the access roat to the east from the B1106 (S1).

See also IKL 105 Icknield Way boundary and IKL 164 boundary bank.

March 2020. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A probable post medieval boundary bank and probable Second World War hollows are seen as earthworks on visualised lidar data (S2). The probable boundary bank has been recorded as part of IKL 360 with further sections of the boundary bank mapped by this survey. The possible Second World War hollows most likely relate to explosive craters and have been recorded as part of IKL 353 with further features identified by this survey, most likely relating to Berners Heath Second World War-Cold War bombing range.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 10th March 2020.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Cushion, B.. 2015. Archaeological Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey, Icknield Heath (Part)..
  • <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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Record last edited

Mar 10 2020 9:15AM

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