Monument record THD 005 - Short's Farm
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 142 680 (115m by 263m) Centred on|
|Civil Parish||THORNDON, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
Moat. Series of rectangular enclosures, isolated, occupied. Close to parish boundary.
A number of rectangular waterfilled ponds dug on level ground and filled by surface drainage, are visible around the farmyard and house. They average 8.0m wide by 1.0m deep, but do not form a coherent moated enclosure (OS AP negative). They were possibly dug as clay pits or for drainage. An L shaped ditch forms what may have been the eastern arm and eastern end of the northern arm of the southern moat. The southern part of the western arm is represented by a pond. The nothern moat is represented by an L shaped pond, probably the eastern side and the north eastern angle. Although the interpretation as a double moated site is plausible it is not identified as such by the Ordnance Survey (S1-3).
- <S1> SSF50250 Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. 14 1911 265.
- <S2> SSF59830 Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 PAS 10-JUL-75.
- <S3> SSF60098 Unpublished document: Unknown. 1997. English Heritage Alternative Action Report. BAmfrod, HM. 1998.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Feb 23 2022 12:17PM