Monument record STN 086 - Possible medieval and/or post medieval mound or boundary

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The earthwork of a low, elongated mound could be a medieval to post medieval pillow mound, or even a Neolithic long barrow, but is perhaps more likely to be the northern end of a post medieval field boundary.


Grid reference Centred TL 80928 85446 (7m by 32m)
Map sheet TL88NW


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Full Description

N-S long low mound earthwork, circa 50m long by 7m wide and 0.3m high. Possibly pillow mound (associated with rabbit warren) or even long barrow but could also be northern part of eastern boundary of arable field shown on 1880s OS map. Uncertain. S end seems to fade and N end ends at forest ride so possibly incomplete.
Note parallel to westermost of linear banks STN 062 (c. 37m to E) supporting Med/Post Med date.

February 2019. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The long, low mound described above was not definitely identified on the consulted aerial photographs or lidar imagery. Its position coincides with a plantation boundary depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map (S2), and evident on 1940s aerial photographs (such as S3), and its interpretation as a late post medieval field and/or plantation boundary seems plausible. Alternatively, it could instead equate to the probable boundary bank visible as an earthwork (possibly now levelled) on aerial photographs (S4) approximately 10m to the east, which is aligned at an angle to the plantation boundary. This forms part of a large group of probably post medieval boundaries recorded as SHER STN 156; see that record for details.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 1st February 2019.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap86 35 4386115-4386116 01-AUG-1986 (Print).
  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Map. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1557 RS 4005-4006 07-JUN-1946 (HEA Original Print).

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Oct 14 2019 11:29AM

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