Monument record SBC 031 - Double ditches, Possible warren or deer park, Stoke College

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Evaluation trenches across earthwork revealed double ditches of probable warren or deer park.


Grid reference Centred TL 74179 43292 (103m by 115m)
Map sheet TL74SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

January 2003: Evaluation trenches across a bank-type earthwork revealed double ditches of probable warren or deer park associated with Benedictine Priory and/or College for priests. Evaluation of area adjacent to Ashen Road, south of church and north of college. Trenches put through bank/earthwork running NW to SE. The 'bank' was undisturbed ground between hollows caused by parallel ditches. The NE ditchwas over 5m wide x 2m deep. Although levelled, fills indicate that bank was external to ditch, e.g. away from priory/college buildings. Documentary evidence suggests that this might have been the area of a rabbit warren, although the largeness of the ditch might suggest a deer park. Finds from ditch suggest C15-C17 date for its backfill. Details in (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. SCCAS, Meredith J et al, No 2003/34, February 2003.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 4 2018 3:46PM

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