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Halvergate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Houghton, Thomas (2023) Halvergate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology East were commissioned to carry out an earthwork survey at Halvergate near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk (TG 4898 0789), in advance of habitat improvement works. The site was split into 16 fields (A-P) and surveyed in two phases. The first phase took place on the 24th January 2023 and consisted of a topographic spot height survey carried out through the use of UAVs. This also included a photographic survey of Lockgate Mill. The second phase took place over two days between 31st January to 7th February 2023 and consisted of an interpretive line survey using GNSS systems.
A total of 77 earthwork features were identified with a suspected date range spanning the Late Anglo-Saxon to modern periods. The landscape is covered with natural drainage channels, some of which have been recut and repurposed into enclosures and drainage ditches. There is also evidence for frequent modifications to field boundaries and changes in the alignments of field systems.
Evidence of multiple forms of land use were identified from the earthworks characterised during the survey, including salt extraction, animal husbandry and a possible floated water-meadow.

Item Type: Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Norfolk, norfolk, Great Yarmouth, great yarmouth, earthwork, earthworks, earthwork survey, drainage, natural drainage channel, field system, boundary, boundaries, field boundary, salt extraction, animal husbandry, Early Medieval, early medieval, Medieval, medieval, Post-Medieval, post-medieval, Post Medieval, post medieval, Modern, modern, Early Medieval earthwork, early medieval earthwork, Medieval earthwork, medieval earthwork, Post-Medieval earthwork, post-medieval earthwork, Post Medieval earthwork, post medieval earthwork, Modern earthwork, modern earthwork, 2650, report 2650, Report 2650, OAE report 2650
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Norfolk
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology East
Depositing User: Hamilton
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2023 12:49
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2023 12:49
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/7077

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