Monument record BUT 086 - Cropmarks and earthworks of probable medieval date settlement and/or enclosures

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Summary

The cropmarks and earthworks of a series of enclosures, trackways, boundaries and possible building platform of probable medieval date are visible on aerial photographs at Valley Farm. Also within the area of the site is the previously recorded enclosure and/or moat (BUT 032). Finds in the area of Valley Farm include substantial amounts of medieval pottery, in particular that dating to the thirteenth century pottery (BUT 009, BUT 026-7). These finds, along with the character of the cropmarks and earthworks, would suggest that this site represent an area of medieval settlement. Although it must be noted that possible Roman finds were also recovered from this vicinity (BUT 027).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3675 5117 (687m by 399m)
Map sheet TM35SE
Civil Parish BUTLEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

November 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks and earthworks of a series of enclosures, trackways, boundaries and possible building platform of probable medieval date are visible on aerial photographs at Valley Farm (S1-S4). Also within the area of the site is the previously recorded enclosure and/or moat (BUT 032).
Finds in the area of Valley Farm include substantial amounts of medieval pottery, in particular that dating to the thirteenth century pottery (BUT 009, BUT 026-7). These finds, along with the character of the cropmarks and earthworks, would suggest that this site represent an area of medieval settlement. Although it must be noted that possible Roman finds were also recovered from this vicinity (BUT 027).
The southwestern part of the site is under arable and was visible as cropmarks. Some features are likely to survive as earthworks within the northwestern part of the site.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 25th November 2015.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/832 RS 4100-4101 23-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/97 V 5051-5052 24-AUG-1948 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/6516 F44 0051-0052 24-SEP-1964 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. OS/72191 V 024-025 10-JUL-1972 (EHA Original Print).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2016 2:25PM

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