Monument record WLB 092 - Possible Medieval to post-medieval doles related to peat cutting
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 4769 7332 (896m by 794m)|
|Civil Parish||WALBERSWICK, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
January 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
Former doles, presumably from peat cutting, are visible across a large proportion of the Westwood Marshes, as earthworks and vegetation marks on aerial photographs (S4-S6), and they have been mapped as three separate extents of area, although their true extent may be greater. These would have been shallow workings used to extract surface peat deposits in the medieval or post medieval period. Their extent has been mapped by the NMP, although this is not entirely certain as some of the features could relate to drainage rather than peat cutting, or to the possible common division gullies recorded to the north (SHER WLB 065). What proportion of the doles still survive as earthworks is unclear.
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 22nd January 2015.
- <S1> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. OS/73321 V 132-133 16-JUN-1973 (EHA Original Print).
- <S2> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Area 24 JUN-1999 (Digital).
- <S3> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery TM 4773 03-MAY-2013 (Digital).
- None recorded
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (2)
- Event - Interpretation: 'Sensitivity to Access' assessment for Natural England Coastal Access project, February 2016. (ESF23524)
- Event - Interpretation: TM47SE. Mapping Block 1: Walberswick to Aldeburgh. NMP National Mapping Programme Project for Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB (Ref: English Heritage Project No. 7085) (ESF22912)
Record last edited
Feb 26 2015 3:22PM