Monument record HAD 142 - Post medieval pond and wall, Toppesfield Hall, Market Place, Hadleigh, (BRIT ARCH) MON

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Monitoring identified a post medieval wall footing and the eastern silted up edge of the existing pond.


Grid reference Centred TM 025 423 (44m by 34m)
Map sheet TM04SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Monitoring identified a fairly thick layer of colluvium that has accumulated on the slope down towards the River. A flint wall was present at the north-eastern end of the new wall foundation trench, adjacent to the existing Hall. It is recorded on the Tithe map of 1839, but not the later cartographic sources. The wall construction materials and stratigraphic relationship with subsoil would suggest that it is post-medieval in date and is probably associated with the construction of the existing building. The original construction cut of the existing pond was present in the southern cart-lodge foundation trenches. It has subsequently silted up at the edge and been encroached upon by the colluvium subsoil. The pond appears to have been man-made and is also likely to be post-medieval in date. Cartographic sources show it to have been square in shape until at least the 1920's (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Adams M. 2013. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Toppesfield Hall, Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 23 2015 10:07AM

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