Monument record SLY 134 -
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 226 352 (522m by 319m)|
|Civil Parish||SHOTLEY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Probable Post Medieval field boundaries are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs in a field to the north of Shotley village, centred on TM 23023516. The most well defined of the three boundaries is the feature running west-east from TM 22873513 to TM 23023516 for 155m. This is feature is almost certainly a ditch where a boundary hedge has been removed. It clearly fits into the field pattern as shown on the Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 25" map of circa 1884 (S1), suggesting that it has a Post Medieval date. The other two possible boundaries run north to south, one from TM 23063526 to TM 23073515 for 106m and one from TM 23073531 to TM 23093515 for 162m. Both features appear to follow the slightly curving line of the modern field boundary. The features could represent the ditches defining long narrow plots running back from the road with a Post Medieval or earlier origin or could be related to modern agricultural practices. See SLY 011 for Later Prehistoric or Roman field boundaries. (S2)
Further field of a presumed post-medieval date are visible as cropmarks on aerial photography at TM 336 351. these linear ditches are adjacent and on a similar alignment to those visible on 1st edition OS mapping. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council), March 2015. (S3-S6)
- <S3> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/28, 30, 13-Jun-1996, (EHA).
- <S4> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/037-044, 24-Jun-2009, (EHA).
- <S5> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/7, 27-Jul-1979, (EHA).
- <S6> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM2235/6, 23-Jun-1976, (EHA).
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Record last edited
Mar 13 2015 2:01PM