Monument record LCS 059 - Multi-period cropmarks of probable field boundaries and enclosures

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Summary

Multi-period cropmarks of probable field boundaries and enclosures are visible on aerial photographs. They are undated, but more than one phase is apparent. An Iron Age to Roman date for some of the cropmarks is plausible.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 46548 62591 (441m by 436m)
Map sheet TM46SE
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (9)

Full Description

Three possible enclosures(?), two possible tracks and other cropmarks (S1)(R1)(R2).

April 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme.
Some of the cropmarks described above, interpreted as possible enclosures and trackways of unknown date, were not recognised on the aerial photographs consulted by the project. Others were mapped, together with other, previously unrecorded cropmarks, from aerial photographs (S2). These together probably represent the remains of former field boundaries and enclosures of more than one phase. They are undated but an Iron Age to Roman date for some of the more regular, rectilinear elements, seems plausible. This is consistent with the findings of an evaluation excavation which investigated the northeast corner of the field (LCS 161) and may have encountered some of the features recorded from the aerial photographs.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 24th April 2015.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <R1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Richmond, A.. 1994. Evaluation Report, Sizewell C. Figures 4 & 5.
  • <R2> Photograph: Air Photographs. RCHME.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. OS/68144 V 048-049 31-MAY-1968 (EHA Original Print).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 11 2016 11:46AM

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