Monument record ADT 035 - Complex of cropmarks of series of field boundaries and trackways.

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Summary

A cropmark site that consists of a complex areas of enclosures, trackways, boundary ditches relating to more than one phase of activity, potentially spanning parts of the later prehistoric and Roman periods. The most significant part of the site would appear to be a group of enclosures, possibly indicating the site of a farmstead or similar small settlement. The morphology and subdivision of the enclosure complex has some similarities with Roman villa sites, although it must be noted that these cropmarks coincide with the location of a medieval surface scatter (ADT 035/ MSF19899) perhaps indicating a later date. The trackways and boundary ditches within the western part of the site are likely to be broadly contemporary with the large swathe of field system and trackways recorded to the north (ADT 099).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 337 420 (934m by 641m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM34SW
Civil Parish ALDERTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Complex of cropmarks of series of field boundaries (?) and trackways N of Grange Farm (S1).

April 2016. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The extent of this site has been extended considerably to include cropmarks visible on aerial photographs (S2-S7) to the west and north. It must be noted that (S1) was not available at the time of mapping, so additional features may have been visible on this aerial photograph.
The site now consists of a complex areas of enclosures, trackways, boundary ditches relating to more than one phase of activity, potentially spanning parts of the later prehistoric and Roman periods. The most significant part of the site would appear to be a group of enclosures, possibly indicating the site of a farmstead or similar small settlement. The morphology and subdivision of the enclosure complex has some similarities with Roman villa sites, although it must be noted that these cropmarks coincide with the location of a medieval surface scatter (ADT 035/ MSF19899) perhaps indicating a later date. The trackways and boundary ditches within the western part of the site are likely to be broadly contemporary with the large swathe of field system and trackways recorded to the north (ADT 099).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 20th April 2016.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): Simper R, AP, number 8, 1977.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S1).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/832 RP 3086-3087 23-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service CUCAP BPV34 04-JUN-1974 (Print).
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP BPV32-34 04-JUN-1974 (Print).
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 01-JAN-2000 ACCESSED 05-MAR-2016 (Digital).
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 01-JAN-2009 ACCESSED 05-MAR-2016 (Digital).
  • <S7> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 25-MAY-2011 ACCESSED 05-MAR-2016 (Digital).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 29 2016 3:12PM

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