Monument record SOL 048 - Possible linear and rectilinear ditches of uncertain origin, date and function

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Summary

Possible linear and rectilinear ditches, of uncertain origin, date and function, are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. If they represent genuine archaeological features they are most likely to have been field boundaries and perhaps a trackway, perhaps related to the more extensive field systems mapped to their northeast (SHER LUD 016). The latter are also undated, although an Iron Age to Roman date is plausible.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4775 9790 (179m by 136m)
Map sheet TM49NE
Civil Parish SOMERLEYTON, ASHBY AND HERRINGFLEET, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

January 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
Possible linear and rectilinear ditches, of uncertain origin, date and function, are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs (S1)-(S3), centred at TM 4777 9792. If they represent genuine archaeological features they are most likely to have been field boundaries and possibly a trackway, perhaps related to the more extensive field systems mapped to their northeast (SHER LUD 016). The latter are also undated, although a Roman date is plausible.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 15th January 2014.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/LA/21 RS 4083-4084 04-JUL-1944 (EHA).
  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. NLA 9910/TM4797A 08-JUL-1976 (EHA).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap86 43 4386195-4386196 01-AUG-1986.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 9:30AM

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