Site Event/Activity record ESF20537 - Willisham to Somersham Main

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Location Willisham to Somersham Main
Grid reference Centred TM 07123 50049 (275m by 1339m)
Map sheet TM05SE





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During June 2007, a watching brief was undertaken during the construction of a 1.75km section of water main to the south of Willisham. The only features observed were the eroded remains of medieval furrows observed along the southern part of the route where the easement was stripped of topsoil. This form of ploughinng is locally known as "stretch" ploughing. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. 931/WSM NMR No. 1505219 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Watching Brief Reason for Investigation: Water Act 1989 and subsequent code of practice Site status: None Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): RIDGE AND FURROW Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 1.35 Kilometres Grid References: TM0699050720 Line, TM0724049280 Line Height 35.00 - 65.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: ASC Ltd Brief originator: Dr J Tipper, Suffolk CC Design originator: Calli Rouse Director/Manager: David Fell Supervisor: Nigel Wilson DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Sufolk SMR Contents: none Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text Notes: CD Rom: digital photos, word documents PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Sufolk SMR Contents: none Media: Miscellaneous Material, Photograph, Unpublished Text Notes: Site records, B and W photos and negatives, report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Watching Brief: Willisham to Somersham Water Main Replacement Scheme, Suffolk Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, N. Other Bibliographic Details: ASC report 931/WSM/2 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: ASC Ltd Place of Issue or Publication: Milton Keynes Description: A4 bound document

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Wilson, N.. 2008. Watching Brief, Willisham to Somersham Water Main Replacement Scheme, WLS 006.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Willisham to Somersham Main (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 15 2011 4:00PM

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