Monument record CHL 003 - Possible Later Prehistoric or Roman rectilinear field systems, visible on aerial photographs.

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Summary

Possible Later Prehistoric or Roman rectilinear field systems are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Chelmondiston village

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2059 3696 (434m by 312m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM23NW
Civil Parish CHELMONDISTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Field system with rectilinear form. One field ditch appears to respect ring ditch, CHL 011. Lying a short distance N of a second ring ditch CHL 012 (S1).
Also C8 sword pommel - see CHL 031.
At least two phases of possible Later Prehistoric or Roman rectilinear field systems are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, centred on TM 20573700 in fields to the south of Chelmondiston village. The possible field systems are defined by a series of linear ditches, visible on two alignments, one centred on TM 20703704 and aligned NNE to SSW and one centred on TM 20523696 aligned NE to SW. In both cases the linear ditches appear to form the sides of rectilinear enclosures, whilst one of the ditches from the phase aligned NE to SW appears to respect the possible barrow CHL 001. The two field systems appear to bear no relation to the layout of the modern field system and it is possible that they date to the Later Prehistoric or Roman periods. (S1) (S2) (S3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: ACX 24.
  • <S1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2036/4 (SFU CX24) 22-JUL-1976.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (BXI29) 15-JUN-1976.
  • <S3> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (BXI30) 15-JUN-1976.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 28 2013 9:53AM

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