Monument record BLN 048 - Undated enclosures

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Summary

The cropmarks of a group of rectilinear enclosures and/or fields of unknown, but possibly medieval to post medieval date, are visible on aerial photographs. Although none of these boundaries are depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map, or in one case appear to underlie them, the general orientation of them is the same as the surrounding medieval to post medieval boundaries, although it may just reflect the continuing influence of earlier features in landscape development.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5234 9853 (321m by 158m)
Map sheet TM59NW
Civil Parish BLUNDESTON, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (6)

Full Description

January 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks of a group of rectilinear enclosures and/or fields of unknown, but possibly medieval to post medieval date, are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). The site is centred on TM 5236 9854. Although none of these boundaries are depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map (S3), or in one case appear to underlie them, the general orientation of them is the same as the surrounding medieval to post medieval boundaries, although it may just reflect the continuing influence of earlier features in landscape development. On morphological grounds these enclosures and fields could be interpreted as being Roman in date, and do not look dissimilar to components of BLN 047 to the south. Roman finds have also been found in close proximity (BLN Misc - MSF12042).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 8th January 2014.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service NAU HXX12-13 02-JUL-96.
  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. NHER TM 5298E (NLA 31/AFR3) 08-JUL-1976.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 12:18PM

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