Monument record SLY 023 - A possible Iron Age or Roman settlement site and field system or trackways in the field to the north of Hill House Farm, Shotley (Un)

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Summary

A possible Iron Age or Roman settlement site and field system or trackways in the field to the north of Hill House Farm, Shotley

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2375 3696 (578m by 367m)
Map sheet TM23NW
Civil Parish SHOTLEY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Rectilinear field boundaries on a NW-SE alignment (S1)(S2)(S3).
A possible Iron Age or Roman settlement site and associated trackways and possible field system are visible as cropmarks of ditches on aerial photographs, centred on TM 23883697, in a field to the north of Hill House Farm, Shotley parish. The site consists of a partially visible large rectilinear enclosure with a number of internal features as well as a number of linear ditched features which may be trackways or field boundaries. The rectilinear enclosure is roughly 77m by 54m and is bounded by a substantial ditch. A number of internal features are visible including a possible ring ditch at TM 23893696, which may have a gap in its north side and encloses an area roughly 5m in diameter. The other internal features appear to be narrow ditches which may represent other rectilinear enclosures within the larger enclosure. A possible trackway is visible for 57m, centred on TM 23853703. The trackway appears to be joined to the western side of the enclosure. To the east of the enclosure numerous linear ditched features are visible including a number of possible field boundaries and another possible trackway running discontinuously in a north-westerly direction from the main enclosure. A curvilinear trackway can also be seen branching off from this trackway in a southerly direction. The form of the rectilinear enclosure and the possible internal features suggest that it may be a settlement site of Iron Age or Roman date. (S2) (S5-S9)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2336/1 (956/352) 07-JUN-1976.
  • <M1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. APs: NMR 1/352; SAU AGC 18, AGN 02; McMasters Mrs 96.
  • <S2> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2336/4 (SFU 11560/GC/18) 16-JUL-1977.
  • <S3> (No record type): McMasters, I.. McMasters Mrs, AP 96, 1980.
  • <S4> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. SAU AGN 02.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2336/1 (956/340) 07-JUN-1976.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2336/20 (1832/406) 31-JUL-1980.
  • <S7> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2336/29 (21333/28) 30-JUL-2001.
  • <S8> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2337/11 (21363/19) 30-JUL-2001.
  • <S9> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2337/6 (3116/1154) 08-JUL-1986.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 22 2018 11:11AM

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