Site Event/Activity record ESF20281 - Letheringham Hall

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Location Letheringham Hall
Grid reference Centred TM 2794 5803 (92m by 82m)
Map sheet TM25NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Monitoring of desilting works at Letheringham Hall, Letheringham, was carried out as a condition of the Scheduled Ancient Monument consent. (SAM 21300). Remnants of revetting walls survived around both the inner and outer sides of the moat ditch, the locations of which were recorded using a GPS. These are likely to represent several different phases of maintenance and repair. Only one small area of consolidated silt and gravel deposits were observed, located within the internal face of the northern arm of the moat, below a section of flint and mortar revetting. It was not possible to determine any stratigraphic relationship with the flint and mortar revetting but one large rim sherd from a medieval coarseware vessel was recovered from this deposit. Elsewhere, only recent, organic silts were present, suggesting that the moat had been thoroughly cleaned and maintained over its history. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: SM No. 21300 HER event no. LRM 001 NMR No. 1524466 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Watching Brief Reason for Investigation: Grant application (eg. management plan) Site status: Scheduled Monument (SM) Current Land use: Open Fresh Water 2 - Standing water Monument Type(s)/Period(s): MOAT Medieval , STRUCTURE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): CERAMIC Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 4500.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM27985804 Point Height 19.00 - 20.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: William Fletcher Director/Manager: Rhodri Gardner Supervisor: Linzi Everett DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: AHDS ID: LRM 001 Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: LRM 001 Contents: other Media: Correspondence, Photograph, Report, Survey PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: LRM 001 Contents: Ceramics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: LRM 001 Letheringham Hall, Letheringham Author(s)/Editor(s): Everett, L. Other Bibliographic Details: 2008/79 Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: SCCAS

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Everett, L.. 2008. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Letheringham Hall, LRM 001.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Moat, Letheringham Hall or Old Hall (Monument)

Record last edited

Apr 21 2022 11:29AM

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