Monument record STN 046 - Post medieval to modern possible plantation bank

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Summary

A post medieval to modern boundary bank, possibly defining a former plantation, 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 8237 8685 (311m by 109m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL88NW
Civil Parish SANTON DOWNHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Earthwork enclosure located in coniferous plantation. Ill-defined bank which has degraded differentially (full details in parish file). Curious long, thin shape. Shown on second edition OS map as enclosure with different tree structure to surrounding areas. Probably early plantation enclosure (S1).

July 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The post medieval to modern possible plantation boundary described above is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a recent lidar survey (S2). 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 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service.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 1:05PM

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