Monument record STN 044 - Post medieval to modern possible stock enclosure

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Summary

A post medieval to modern boundary bank, possibly defining a former stock enclosure, has been identified as an earthwork on the ground and is visible on imagery from a lidar survey flown in 2015. It is depicted on 19th and 20th century Ordnance Survey maps.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8266 8689 (156m by 69m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL88NW
Civil Parish SANTON DOWNHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (6)

Full Description

1996: Earthwork enclosure located in coniferous plantation, c.140m long and 40m wide with an `entrance' on three sides. See parish file for full description. Not marked on 1st ed OS 6" map although is clearly defined on the 1905 second edition OS map, lying adjacent to a series of larger enclosures all marked as being within coniferous plantation. Probably a stock enclosure.
See also STN 045 (S1)

July 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The post medieval to modern possible stock enclosure described above is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a recent lidar survey (S2). Contrary to the information given above, it is depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map (S3), and also by modern Ordnance Survey mapping, and has therefore not been mapped by the project. The polygon defining the site has been amended to accord with the location of the feature on the lidar imagery, and on modern Ordnance Survey MasterMap mapping.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 11th July 2017.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Finds Report: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 1996. SAU, Sussams K, Brecks Survey, January 1996. SAU, Sussams K, Brecks Survey, January 1996.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: field report.
  • <S2> LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Santon Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Map. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 4 2019 1:01PM

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