Monument record HUN 002 - Mill Hill

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Summary

`Site of Camp', surrounded by moat - site of post mill (S1).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9788 6769 (33m by 34m)
Map sheet TL96NE
Civil Parish HUNSTON, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

`Site of Camp', surrounded by moat (S1).
Small ditched enclosure, probably a post mill type windmill site. 1.5m high, square ditch, destroyed on E side. Excavation hollow in centre 0.8m deep. Situated on a low ridge. Now overgrown (R1)(R2).
?Former site of open trestle post mill, BAA 011, moved in C18 (S2)(S3). Named on Tithe Map/Apportionment (R3). A report from 1953 states that `fragmentary remains' of a windmill were visible (S4).
Identified as a 'Damaged motte with wet ditch' by King (King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol 2, 458). This would not exclude its later use as a mill mound. King was a very experienced castellogist, so his identification needs consideration but he was certainly not infallible. It is in an isolated spot for a motte though (S5). Also note a presumed motte and bailey exists in the adjoining parish of Great Ashfield (ASG 001).

Features visible on Lidar. See associated files.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, 6 inch map, 1904.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96NE17.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Dolman, P. 1978. Windmills in Suffolk: a contemporary survey.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 592.
  • <R3> Map: 1846. Hunston Tithe Map. Tithe Map, Hunston.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Flint,B.. 1979. Suffolk Windmills.
  • <S4> (No record type): Dolman P C J, letter, May 1990.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Email. Philip Davis to Sandy Rake to Colin Pendleton (SCCAS), 23 Nov 2009.

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Record last edited

Sep 22 2020 1:46PM

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