Monument record BUT 013 - Church Walks; OS Field 0033 (Un)

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Linear cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs amongst extensive geological patterning, to the north-west of Carmen's Wood, Butley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 377 502 (548m by 430m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM35SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Indistinct linear cropmarks, possibly field systems, but with natural polygon marks also (S1)(S2).
Also IA & Rom.
Linear cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs to the north-west of Carmen's Wood, Butley parish, centred on circa TM37845029. The linear features are orientated from north-west to south-east to roughly north-south and are about 200-230m in length. There are no field boundaries of this configuration marked on historic maps for this area, including the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904, suggesting that if they do represent field boundaries they are probably Medieval in date or older. However, their close association with extensive cropmarks caused by geological frost-crack patterning suggests that they may simply be linear faults in the underlying geological matrix, and not archaeological features. Cropmarks to the south of the field may represent field boundaries that continue in a neighbouring field (see BUT 066).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: SAU AP ALO 16-18; CUCAP SW 22.
  • <S1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. SAU ALO 16-18 20-NOV-1978.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (SW22) 6-June-1956.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:59PM

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