Monument record CLA 087 - Possible Roman field system and post-medieval and undated features, Land at Cavendish Road, Clare

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Possible Roman field system and post-medieval pit and possible boundary ditch, as well as undate post hole, pit and ditch.


Grid reference Centred TL 777 455 (186m by 138m)
Map sheet TL74NE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

2016: Geophysical survey identified several linear anomalies thet most likely represent ditched field boundaries of an unknown date. Another feature of unknown date was identified which is possibly a pit of a series of intercutting features (S1).

2016: Evaluation identified the anomalies recorded by the geophysical survey with few additional features. The identified coaxial field system may date to the Roman period with some later disturbance. A large modern pit truncated one of the Roman ditches. This pit may be a quarry pit possibly associated with Hall Farm nearby. Areas suggested as 'blank' by the geophysical survey were confirmed, with the exception of an undated posthole, gully and a large post-medieval or modern boundary ditch located along the southern edge of the site and masked by magnetic disturbance along this edge. Anomalies in the southern sector of the site thought to be possible remnants of ridge and furrow proved to be modern land drains. A concurrent metal detector survey of the site recovered only amorphous or modern material (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Blagg-Newsome. M. Bescoby, D. and Summers, J.. 2016. Geophysical Survey Report: Land at Cavendish Road, Clare.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Barlow, G., Wilson, L., Mustchin, A. and Light, T.. 2016. Trial Trench Evaluation, Land at Cavendish Road, Clare, Suffolk.

Finds (12)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 11 2017 10:40AM

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