Monument record SLY 011 - Cropmarks of a field system and trackway
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 229 352 (896m by 467m)|
|Civil Parish||SHOTLEY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Complex rectilinear field system, with trackway running roughly E-W as far as ring ditch SLY 039. Two other ring ditches, SLY 040 and SLY 041, are included in this complex to the SW (S1-S5).
A possible Later Prehistoric or Roman field system and trackway are visible as cropmarks of ditches on aerial photographs in a field to the north of Shotley village, centred on TM 23053520. The trackway runs discontinuously for 311m from TM 22853529 to TM 23143517. Its alignment suggests that it may be a continuation of the trackway recorded to the south of the village in ARW 020. Linear ditches are visible running across the site on roughly north-south and east-west alignments. These features show no clear pattern and cannot be seen relating directly to the trackway. They may however be the remains of a field system. It seems likely that the features are of Later Prehistoric or Roman date. See SLY 120 for the Post Medieval field boundaries in the same field. (S2) (S5-S8)
Further additional cropmarks that form part of the later prehistoric or Roman field system have been mapped at TM 22683513, but the cropmarks are increasingly fragmented to the west. Several of the boundaries cross the round barrows at TM22733512 (SLY 041). Helen Saunders (Essex County Council), March 2015. (S7-S12)
- <S9> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/28, 30, 13-Jun-1996, (EHA).
- <S10> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/037-044, 24-Jun-2009, (EHA).
- <S11> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/7, 27-Jul-1979, (EHA).
- <S12> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/6, 23-Jun-1976, (EHA).
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Record last edited
Jul 28 2016 5:20PM