Monument record LUD 050 - Cropmarks and soilmarks of boundaries of uncertain date

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Summary

The cropmarks and soilmarks of a series of boundary banks and ditches of uncertain, but potentially later prehistoric date, are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S5). The site is centred on TM 5178 9939. Although it is not possible within the current project scope to attempt to refine the phasing of some of the complex areas of cropmarks, these features appear to represent different phases to LUD 008 and have been recorded separately. One of these ditches appears to potentially represent a continuation of boundaries associated with LUD 018 – a coaxial field system of possible later prehistoric date – and the fragmentary enclosures within the western part also appear to share similarities with probable later prehistoric coaxial fields (SOL 010) to the west. A possible rectilinear enclosure at TM 5178 9935, visible as a soilmark on (S3) was omitted from the mapping due to some uncertainty over its archaeological origin.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5209 9937 (1345m by 630m)
Map sheet TM59NW
Civil Parish LOUND, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (6)

Full Description

January 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks and soilmarks of a series of boundary banks and fragmentary ditches of uncertain, but potentially later prehistoric date, are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S5). The site is centred on TM 5178 9939. Although it is not possible within the current project scope to attempt to refine the phasing of some of the complex areas of cropmarks, these features appear to represent different phases to LUD 008 and have been recorded separately. One of these ditches appears to potentially represent a continuation of boundaries associated with LUD 018 – a coaxial field system of possible later prehistoric date – and the fragmentary enclosures within the western part also appear to share similarities with probable later prehistoric coaxial fields (SOL 010) to the west. A possible rectilinear enclosure at TM 5178 9935, visible as a soilmark on (S3) was omitted from the mapping due to some uncertainty over its archaeological origin. The site also includes fragmentary ditches recorded to the east of Beehive Farm, some of which were previously recorded as part of the Norfolk Coast NMP (S6-S7).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 28th January 2014.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/58/1034 V 0033-4 23-FEB-1953 (EHA).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/58/T/5378 F21 0007-8 09-AUG-1962 (EHA).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap71 51 51718365-51718366 28-MAR-1971.
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service NLA TM5199/367/HXX5 02-JUL-1996.
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 02-JUL-2006 ACCESSED 23-AUG-2013.
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. CUCAP K17AM 48-51 29-JUN-1976 (Norfolk County Council NHER TM 5299F, K-P).
  • <S7> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS/78104 007-8 19-JUN-1978 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 12:15PM

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