Monument record LCS 032 - Trackways and ditches of potential Roman date

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Summary

The cropmarks of a trackway and fragmentary ditches of unknown, but potential Roman date, are visible on aerial photographs. Significant amounts of Roman date material have been found in the vicinity (LCS 032/MSF21534) so it seems likely that some of it is Roman in date. A number of possible enclosures and ring ditches have also been recorded at this site. However some of these would appear to relate to drains and agricultural features.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 47133 65101 (470m by 486m)
Map sheet TM46NE
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Various cropmarks including trackways and ?enclosures, especially in west corner of field, visible on APs (area includes oval enclosure and two possible ring ditches - see LCS 033) of unknown date (S1)(R1/(R2).
See also Rom, Med & Preh.

January 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks of a trackway and fragmentary ditches of unknown, but potential Roman date, are visible on aerial photographs (S3-S5). Some of the cropmarks previously recorded at this site (Figure 8; S5) have not been mapped, as some would appear to relate to drains and agricultural features, however it is possible that some of these features mapped were identified on aerial photographs that are no longer available for loan from the EHA; in particular those dating to July 1940 referred to it (S6). Significant amounts of Roman date material have been found in the vicinity (LCS 032/MSF21534) so it seems likely that some of it is Roman in date.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 02nd January 2015.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <R1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. Richmond A, Sizewell C, PWR Power Station, Figure 8 * Figure 4, 1994.
  • <R2> Photograph: Air Photographs. RCHME.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/6492 F41 0060-0061 27-AUG-1964 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. OS/73332 V 075-076 23-JUN-1973 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Richmond, A.. 1995. Eval report. Sizewell C - Appendices, Leiston. Fig. 8.
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. CUCAP RC8FI 078-079 07-JUN-1983 (Print).
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Richmond, A.. 1994. Evaluation Report, Sizewell C. p21.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 10 2015 3:33PM

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