Monument record COK 001 - The Warbanks; Le Barowe

Please read our .

Summary

The Warbanks.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 889 536 (429m by 821m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL85SE
Civil Parish COCKFIELD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

The Warbanks. Linear Earthworks.
Section (a): TL 8888 5359-8900 5380 circa 230m long.
Section (b): TL 8902 5308-8923 5357 circa 530m long.
See also Lawshall 004.
1581: Section (b) named Le Barowe (S4).
1843/4: Tithe Map:- Section (a) formed Cockfield/Lawshall parish boundary. Section (b) named as War Bank (wood).
1886: The warbank is considered to be a fragment of a Roman encampment. 'A bronze bust found near it, was lent me by Mr Prigg. I took it to the BM - thought to be late Roman work' (S1).
'Within an encampment known as the Warbank, was found a small bronze bust of a female figure. The hair plaited in 12 twists & fastened on top of head with bow. Also the bronze handle of a knife or mirror with a crowned female head at the end.' (S3)(R4)(R5)(R6).
1906: Description of earthworks (Section (a) had a bank on the E side of the ditch; Section (b) had its bank on the W side of its ditch). Explanations ranged from waterways, cattle ways to military works (S2).
1909: Plan & sections (R1).
15.2.1978: Section (a) is being ploughed but is still just visible. N part of Section (b) shows as a soil mark in a ploughed field, S portion survives as a hedge. S portion of Section (b) forms the Cockfield/Shimpling parish boundary.
1976: Plan & sketch sections by OS (R2).
Warbanks proposed for scheduling in 1978, reiterated 1981 but not taken up.
1998: Whole area of the Warbanks E of A134 (i.e. COK 001) metal detected with negative results (S5).

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: AJJ 11.
  • <R1> (No record type): Hill Rev E, The Warbanks at Cockfield, PSIA, 13, 1909, 176-177.
  • <S1> (No record type): Babington Rev C, Materials for a History of Cockfield, PSIA 5, 1886, 210.
  • <S2> (No record type): Redstone V B, Hill Rev E & Holden Dr J S, Summer Excursion 1906, PSIA 12, 235-238.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file: letter.
  • <R2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL85SE8, 1976.
  • <R3> (No record type): SAU, AP AJJ 11.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XCVI, 212.
  • <M3> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume.
  • <S4> (No record type): Lloyd, V.G.. Lloyd V G, letter to SAU (CP) & documentary research, April 1997.
  • <M4> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S4).
  • <R4> (No record type): J Brit Archaeol Ass 33, 117.
  • <S5> Verbal communication: Metal Detector Survey. Carter B, Green Bungalow, Cockfield, September 1998.
  • <R5> (No record type): Fox G E, Roman Suffolk Archaeol J, 57, 1901, 139.
  • <R6> (No record type): OXFAS, 1927, 568.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 6 2016 11:06AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.