Monument record ASY 011 - Ashby Warren; Ashbye Warren (1783)

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Possible Rabbit Warren site, based on place-name evidence.


Grid reference Centred TG 4853 0011 (2404m by 1660m)
Map sheet TG40SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Possible Rabbit Warren site, based on place-name evidence.
Ashby Warren. Large open area shown on J. Hodskinson's map of 1783 (S1).
Comparison with the Ordnance Survey 1st edition map of 1884 indicates that there has been a slight loss of field boundaries, however the field pattern of 1884 is still largely intact. The preponderance of straight boundaries suggests that there was some 18th/19th century restructuring of the landscape - there is an enclosure award of 1805 that relates to 192 acres in Somerleyton, 935 acres in Blundeston and 376 acres in Lound, but this was said to not include common field arable (though some is recorded in neighbouring parishes). Restructuring also took place in the southern part of the area after the 1848 road closures (S2).
Mapped on HER after Hodskinson though boundaries, especially to S & E, uncertain.
Note: 'Elephants Castle', at TM482997, on OS 1880s map, overlooks much of the Warren from the West and may be a former Warrener's lodge?
According to Copinger (S3) the right of Free Warren was granted toone of the manors of Herringfleet in ? - details need checking in Copinger.
Further documentary search needed.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Map: J Hodskinson. 1783. The County of Suffolk Surveyed.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. Martin E (SCCAS), report for FWAG, 2004.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Copinger W A. Manors of Suffolk.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 29 2007 5:03PM

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