Monument record SOL 056 - Cropmarks of possible enclosure of uncertain date and significance

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Summary

The indistinct cropmarks of a possible enclosure or broad boundary ditch of unknown, but possible medieval to post medieval date, may be visible on aerial photographs. The Hodkinson map of 1783 indicates that this feature was located on the edge of the common and may represent a stock enclosure or encroachment onto the common or alternatively a medieval common-edge settlement. Although it must be noted that the cropmarks are of uncertain archaeological origin and could feasibly relate natural features.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4861 9941 (154m by 221m)
Map sheet TM49NE
Civil Parish SOMERLEYTON, ASHBY AND HERRINGFLEET, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

January 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The indistinct cropmarks of a possible enclosure or broad boundary ditch of unknown, but possible medieval to post medieval date, may be visible on aerial photographs (S1). The site is centred on TM 4861 9942. The Hodkinson map of 1783 (S2) indicates that this feature was located on the edge of the common and may represent a stock enclosure or encroachment onto the common or alternatively a medieval common-edge settlement. Although it must be noted that the cropmarks are of uncertain archaeological origin and could feasibly relate natural features.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 2nd January 2014.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Cartographic materials: Hodskinson. Hodskinson map, 1783.
  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Norfolk County Council BKS 9004-9006 (NCC 2184-2186 06-AUG-1988.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 11:16AM

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