Monument record MUD 026 - Cropmarks of common-edge enclosures and field boundaries of probable medieval to post medieval date

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Summary

The cropmarks of enclosures, boundaries and field boundaries of unknown, but possibly Roman or medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs. This site is located alongside the Mutford Common – as its depicted on Hodskinson’s map of 1783 – and it is likely that some of these enclosures relate to medieval common-edge settlement, as has been suggested for the adjacent (MUD 023). The broad bank-like feature mapped may relate to the track or lane visible on the map leading towards Mutford Big Wood. The fragmentary ditches within the eastern part of the site are likely to relate to medieval to post medieval field boundaries.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4934 8840 (940m by 550m)
Map sheet TM48NE
Civil Parish MUTFORD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (8)

Full Description

July 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks of enclosures, boundaries and field boundaries of probable medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). This site is located alongside the Mutford Common – as its depicted on Hodskinson’s map of 1783 (S4) – and it is likely that some of these enclosures relate to medieval common-edge settlement, as has been suggested for the adjacent (MUD 023). The broad bank-like feature mapped may relate to the track or lane visible on the map leading towards Mutford Big Wood. The fragmentary ditches within the eastern part of the site are likely to relate to medieval to post medieval field boundaries. The site also includes some undated fragmentary ditches, which potentially pre-date the main components of cropmarks.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 2nd July 2014.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. SFU 11566/GR/34 24-JUL-1977 (EHA).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap86 39 3986117-3986118 01-AUG-1986.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 21-MAY-2011 ACCESSED 19-JUN-2014.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2014 9:09AM

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