Monument record BLN 041 - Cropmarks of a roads and tracks of probable medieval to post medieval date

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Summary

The cropmarks and soilmarks of a series of roads or tracks of probable medieval to post medieval date, are visible on aerial photographs. These routes appear to be depicted on the 1652 Estate Map of Somerleyton, although it is worth noting that the eastern road appears to continue and become incorporated into cropmarks (BLN 007). The earthworks and soilmarks of a light-coloured mound could indicate the presence of a building platform, although this is uncertain and may be a natural undulation. Although the presence of a windmill in this general area on the map could indicate that the mound relates to this relates to this site and the tracks associated with it.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5041 9583 (548m by 361m)
Map sheet TM59NW
Civil Parish BLUNDESTON, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

October 2013. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks and soilmarks of a series of roads or tracks of probable medieval to post medieval date, are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). The site is centred on TM 5045 9588. These routes appear to be depicted on the 1652 Estate Map of Somerleyton (S3), although it is worth noting that the eastern road appears to continue and become incorporated into cropmarks (BLN 007). The earthworks and soilmarks of a light-coloured mound could indicate the presence of a building platform, although this is uncertain and may be a natural undulation. Although the presence of a windmill in this general area on the map (S3) could indicate that the mound relates to this relates to this site and the tracks associated with it.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 25th October 2013.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap71 51 51718362-3 28-MAR-1971.
  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. NLA 9952/TM5096L 12-JUL-1978 (EHA).
  • <S3> Map: 1652. 1652 Estate Map of Somerleyton.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 18 2014 3:26PM

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