Monument record WLB 114 - Medieval ditches, Proposed reservoir, Lodge Road

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Medieval ditches forming field boundaries were identified, along with a redundant 19th century clay extraction pit. These features confirmed the anomalies identified in the geophysical survey.


Grid reference Centred TM 4732 7396 (291m by 287m)
Map sheet TM47SE


Type and Period (9)

Full Description

2017: Geophysical survey recorded a variety of geophysical anomalies, including those indicative of settlement boundaries, trackways archaeological pits, quarry pits and agricultural furrows (S1)(S3).

2017: Evaluation trenches confirmed that many of the anomalies noted by the geophysical survey were archaeological, primarily ditches forming enclosures or fields containing a few artefacts dated to the medieval period. The medieval pottery assemblage was realtively large for a rural evaluation. A single piece of stone was also recorded; at the apex is a central square aperture, this may have functioned as a weight. Some residual Roman material was also present. A redundant clay extraction pit was seen and is marked on a late 19th century map. The site of a second, larger pit, now backfilled was also seen and was indicated by a large depression and confirmed by the geophysical survey (S2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Schofield,, T.. 2017. Geophysical Survey Report: Land North of Lodge Road, Walberswick.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Proposed Reservoir Site, Lodge Road, Walberswick.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Minter, F. and Saunders, A.. 2018. Archaeology in Suffolk 2017, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2018 12:05PM

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