Monument record SFT 004 - St George's Church (Un)

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Summary

Stowlangtoft Church, `on site of camp' (S4).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9578 6820 (74m by 72m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL96NE
Civil Parish STOWLANGTOFT, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Stowlangtoft Church, `on site of camp' (S4). `Stands within a double trenched camp'(S6. `Stands within a double entrenchment' (S1)(S2). `Within the entrenchments of an oblong camp. The circumvallation consisted of a double vallum and fosse. The works are most clearly defined on the E & N sides of the churchyard; on the E the inner fosse is 3ft deep and 15ft wide, the outer one is the same depth, but only 10ft broad; the depth is retained on the north, but the foss narrows to 8ft. The road from Pakenham to Stowlangstoft borders and has destroyed the S side of the camp, leaving a scarp nly, 6ft deep. A spear-head and coins have been found here' (S3). `No evidence of any defensive works surrounding the church'. Stands on a prominent knoll. Any traces to N destroyed by development (S5). See also Med.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): Dickinson P G M, Suffolk (6th ed), 1957, 31.
  • <S2> (No record type): Barker, H.R.. Barker H R, West Suff Illus, 1907, 335.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 591.
  • <S4> (No record type): OS, map, 1844 & 1904 25" maps.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96NE20, October 1971.
  • <S6> (No record type): Suffolk Tourist, nd (circa 1820), 110.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 19 1995 12:00AM

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