Monument record SEJ 040 - Former deer park, St James South Elmham

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Former deer park first recorded in 1326.


Grid reference Centred TM 32 80 (1095m by 1058m)
Map sheet TM38SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Deer park first recorded in 1326 (S1)(S2)(S3).
St James Park is written on Hodskinson's 1783 map (S4) and illustrated on 1st edition OS map (S5). Unclear as to whether a continuation of the medieval deer park.

Full extent unknown however "Park Cottage" and "St James Park" depicted on 1st edition OS and modern mapping indicate approx location. Approx location mapped to cover St James Park on OS map and SEJ 001.

See also SEJ 001 for possible remains of Dovecote indicated by cropmarks and 13th/14th century pottery.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Rackham, O.. 1988. Medieval Deer Parks 1086-1602, An Historical Atlas of Suffolk.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Hoppitt, R.. 1999. 'Deer Parks 1086-c.1602', An Historical Atlas of Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Hoppitt, R.. 1992. The Development of Parks in Suffolk from the C11th to the C17th (PhD thesis, UEA).
  • <S4> Cartographic materials: Hodskinson. Hodskinson map, 1783.
  • <S5> Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey, 1st edition 1" map.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 4 2018 3:37PM

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