Monument record BRD 185 - Post medieval gravel pit and/or flint mine, Compartment 4099
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7967 8413 (76m by 36m)|
|Civil Parish||BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
Large pit containing and surrounded by Post Medieval gunflint production waste. Labelled 'Gravel pit' (adjoining 'Gravelpit Covert') on 1884 map but presumably penetrated chalk as well, hence the [local?] presence of high quality flint (S1).
June 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The post medieval gravel pit and probable flint mine described above is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a 2015 lidar survey (S2). Gullies and hollows visible within the pit are similar to those recorded at other post medieval flint mines, such as BRD 138 215m to the east.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 28th June 2017.
- <S1> SSF50360 Unpublished document: Bales, E. and Pendleton, C.. 2001. Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey for Forest Enterprise. p20, map 18.
- <S2> SSF55747 LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Wangford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
- None recorded
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Related Events/Activities (2)
Record last edited
Apr 23 2018 4:34PM