Monument record WSW 204 - Multiple probable Medieval-post medieval boundary banks
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|Grid reference||Not recorded|
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|Civil Parish||WEST STOW, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
No mapped location recorded.
Type and Period (13)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- BOUNDARY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- BOUNDARY BANK? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- WOOD BANK? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- PLANTATION BANK? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- TRACKWAY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FIELD BOUNDARY? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FIELD BOUNDARY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- BOUNDARY? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- BOUNDARY? (Unknown date)
- BOUNDARY BANK? (Unknown date)
October 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
An area of earthwork banks, of a probable medieval-post medieval date, are seen on aerial photographs and visualised lidar data (S1-S2). The banks most likely relate to medieval-post medieval boundary banks forming a system of boundaries, plantation boundaries, possible field boundaries possible trackways and possible tree belts. It is possible that the banks centre at TL 7992 7299 may have related to medieval- post medieval field boundaries due to their size and alignment, although it also possible that these features may have related to post medieval boundaries or a product modern forestry. The banks are not mapped on the Frist Edition Ordnance Survey Map (S3). The banks are in close proximity to an area of possible medieval- post medieval ridges (WSW 202) as well as further probable post medieval boundary banks mapped on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map to the west. The majority of the banks can be seen as earthworks on the visualised lidar data; however, the banks centred at TL 7969 7205 can be seen as earthworks in the 1940s but are not clearly visible on the visualised lidar data. It is therefore presumed that these banks may have been levelled or survive as a very low earthwork.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 08th October 2019.
- <S1> SSF55745 Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/889 RS 4017-4018 05-OCT-1945 (HEA Original Print).
- <S2> SSF55747 LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Kings Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
- <S3> SSX55043 Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Map. Frist Edition Ordnance Survey Map.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Mar 5 2020 10:58AM