Monument record MUD 029 - Cropmarks of field boundaries and/or trackways

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Summary

The cropmarks of field boundaries and/or trackways of potential medieval to post medieval or earlier date are visible on aerial photographs. Although not depicted, most of these ditches are consistent with the general pattern of boundaries depicted on Ordnance Survey First Edition map and would appear to be a probable continuation of the system recorded to the east (CAC 079). One of the boundaries may relate to an earlier route of the Rushmere and Mutford parish boundary. However it must be noted that these boundaries may relate to an extension of a trackway feature recorded during excavations to the east (CAC 016 and CAC 042) and interpreted as being Roman in date, but could feasibly relate to an earlier feature. Parts of this trackway have been recorded as cropmarks to either side of the excavations (CAC 079).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5047 8892 (731m by 610m)
Map sheet TM58NW
Civil Parish MUTFORD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish RUSHMERE, 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 field boundarie and/or trackwayss of potential medieval to post medieval or earlier date are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). Although not depicted, many of these ditches are consistent with the general pattern of boundaries depicted on Ordnance Survey First Edition map (S4) and would appear to be a probable continuation of the system recorded to the east (CAC 079). One of the boundaries may relate to an earlier route of the Rushmere and Mutford parish boundary. However it must be noted that these boundaries may relate to an extension of a trackway feature recorded during excavations to the east (CAC 016 and CAC 042) and interpreted as being Roman in date, but could feasibly relate to an earlier feature. Parts of this trackway have been recorded as cropmarks to either side of the excavations (CAC 079).
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. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery TM 5098 27-AUG-2007.
  • <S3> 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

Nov 17 2014 11:58AM

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