Monument record FEX 146 - Possible Medieval or Post Medieval trackway or road.

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A possible Medieval trackway, Felixstowe


Grid reference Centred TM 32182 36284 (89m by 81m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A possible trackway is visible crossing a field to the south-west of what is now the golf club. Although the trackway follows the line of a footpath, marked on the OS 1st Ed of 1884, its nature suggests that there is a possibility that it may have once been something much more substantial and may have linked to the green lane which runs down to the coast. (S1) (S2) (S3) The trackway must have been fairly significant as it is still visible in 1948, after the site has been reused for military activities during World War II. (S4) (S5)
A shingle road surface, presumed 13th century or later, is described at TM 322363 in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History 1958-1960. (S6) The feature visible on the aerial photographs is probably the same road surface and may also be related to the road surfaces described in FEX 013 and FEX 015. (S7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 2/BR11/10 B5 22-JUL-1940.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF HLA/698 3081 08-APR-1944.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. c. 1884.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/929 4392 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S5> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 58/80 PtII 5213 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proc Suffolk Inst Arch Vol 28 1958-1960 p 291.
  • <S7> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 17/07/02.

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 11:53AM

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