Monument record GSE 077 - Cropmarks of enclosures and fields of possible Roman date

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Summary

The cropmarks of enclosures and fields of unknown date, possibly originating in the Roman period, but continuing through to medieval to post medieval periods, are visible on aerial photographs. It is likely that this area of cropmarks represents several phases of enclosure, with some components persisting in use until the historic period, as there is some correlation with surviving boundaries. The general vicinity of the cropmarks has produced numerous Roman finds and Middle to Late Saxon material, although some of this Saxon material may represent activity associated with the settlement of Gisleham to the immediate east. The morphology of the cropmarks would fit with a Roman date, although some elements are clearly later.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5071 8864 (1017m by 807m)
Map sheet TM58NW
Civil Parish GISLEHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

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Full Description

July 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks of enclosures and fields of unknown date, possibly originating in the Roman period, but continuing through to medieval to post medieval periods, are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S5). It is likely that this area of cropmarks represents several phases of enclosure, with some components persisting in use until the historic period, as there is some correlation with surviving boundaries.
The general vicinity of the cropmarks has produced numerous Roman finds (GSE 036, GSE Misc) and Middle to Late Saxon material (GSE 019, GSE 035, GSE 036, GSE 040), although some of this Saxon material may represent activity associated with the settlement of Gisleham to the immediate east. The morphology of the cropmarks would fit with a Roman date, although some elements are clearly later. As mentioned above, some components would appear to continue in use quite late, with at least one being depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map (S6).
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 2nd July 2014.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS/70307 V 028-029 05-SEP-1970 (EHA).
  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. SFU 11566/GR/34 24-JUL-1977 (EHA).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS/81109 V 155-156 29-SEP-1981 (EHA).
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 03-AUG-2007 ACCESSED 19-JUN-2014.
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 21-MAY-2011 ACCESSED 19-JUN-2014.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2014 8:12AM

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