Monument record CAC 065 - Cropmarks of possible Iron Age to Roman or medieval date fields

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Summary

The cropmarks of a field system and/or fragmentary enclosures and associated ditches of unknown, but possibly late prehistoric to Roman or medieval date are visible on aerial photographs. The alignment of the features would indicate that they predate the post medieval field boundaries and correspond to that of an area of cropmark fields and enclosures to the south (GSE 077) associated with late Iron Age to Roman date finds. However it is worth noting that they do share alignment with some aspects of the surrounding medieval to post medieval landscape, for example Priory Lane, and it may be that there has been some field boundary change within the area of the site during the post medieval period. The fact that two of the boundaries survive as soilmarks in the 1950s could also suggest this post-Roman date, however it is possible for much earlier boundaries to survive in this manner in some areas.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5020 8943 (708m by 731m)
Map sheet TM58NW
Civil Parish CARLTON COLVILLE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

July 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks of a field system and/or fragmentary enclosures and associated ditches of unknown, but possibly late prehistoric to Roman or medieval date are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S4). The alignment of the features would indicate that they predate the post medieval field boundaries and correspond to that of an area of cropmark fields and enclosures to the south (GSE 077) associated with late Iron Age to Roman date finds. However it is worth noting that they do share alignment with some aspects of the surrounding medieval to post medieval landscape, for example Priory Lane, and it may be that there has been some field boundary change within the area of the site during the post medieval period. The fact that two of the boundaries survive as soilmarks in the 1950s (S1) could also suggest this post-Roman date, however it is possible for much earlier boundaries to survive in this manner in some areas.
Possible additional cropmarks may be visible on (S5), but cannot be discerned with confidence due to the quality of the available laser scan (S5)The monument polygon includes an area devoid of mapping, but which may contain additional cropmarks, not mapped due to uncertainty over their origin (S4).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 2nd July 2014.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1278 V 5034-5035 24-MAR-1946 (EHA).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS/89054 V 351-352 27-MAR-1989 (EHA).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM XX-XXX-2005 ACCESSED 19-JUN-2014.
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery TM 4698 03-AUG-2007.
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/2B/BR85 VF 5-6 20-JUL-1941 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 4:51PM

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