Monument record WNN 035 - Cropmark of medieval enclosures, trackways, boundaries and possible sunken features and/or buildings

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Summary

The cropmarks of a series of medieval enclosures, trackways, boundaries and possible sunken features and/or buildings are visible on aerial photographs alongside the medieval Church of St John the Baptist (WNN 006) and an area of thirteenth century pottery (WNN 004). Given the character and location of these cropmarks it is highly likely that these represent medieval settlement broadly contemporary with the church and that manorial site. Although a number of sub-rectangular pit-like features are recorded, whilst they could also be medieval in date, they may indicate a Saxon phase to the settlement and boundaries

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3656 5340 (715m by 792m)
Map sheet TM35SE
Civil Parish WANTISDEN, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

November 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks of a series of medieval enclosures, trackways, boundaries and possible sunken features and/or buildings are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3), alongside the medieval Church of St John the Baptist (WNN 006) and an area of thirteenth century pottery (WNN 004). WNN 007 ‘Old Yards’ to the south west of the site is recorded as being the location of the original manor house associated with the church, although no convincing evidence of it could be identified on the aerial photographs. Given the character and location of these cropmarks it is highly likely that these represent medieval settlement broadly contemporary with the church and that manorial site. Although a number of sub-rectangular pit-like features are recorded, whilst they could also be medieval in date, they may indicate a Saxon phase to the settlement and boundaries. Some aspects of the site have remained in use as post medieval field boundaries.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 25th November 2015.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/6492 F44 077-078 27-AUG-1964 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/6516 F44 0051-0053 24-SEP-1964 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 25-MAY-2011 ACCESSED 25-NOV-2015 (Digital).

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 19 2016 2:59PM

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