Monument record SWD 075 - Structural features on Gun Hill

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Structural features were identified during geophysical survey on Gun Hill.


Grid reference Centred TM 5079 7578 (96m by 98m)
Map sheet TM57NW


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Full Description

2015: A geophysical survey on Gun Hill revealed a series of anomalies that indicate the footings of former buildings. The anomalies appear to share a similar alignment, extending down to the south portion of the survey area. The structural remains are thought to be conceivably medieval in origin. The remains and a linear feature within the eastern portion of the detected area hint at the location of an earlier roadway, aligned with Queen Street. This may infer a southward extension of medieval Southwold towards the cliffs. Features relating to the emplacement of a WWII coastal gun battery was also identified (See SWD 031) (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Bescoby, D.. 2015. Gun Hill and Silkman's Hill, Southwold: A Geophysical Investigation.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 17 2016 10:15AM

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