Monument record SUT 150 - Post Medieval quarry pits, near Sutton Hall, Sutton

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Summary

Post Medieval quarry pits, near Sutton Hall, Sutton

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 30618 45363 (176m by 132m)
Map sheet TM34NW
Civil Parish SUTTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A number of probable Post Medieval quarry pits are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, centred on TM 30654536. The pits vary in size and shape, the smallest being roughly 10m by 5m and the largest being roughly 51m by 30m. They also vary in shape from fairly regular to highly irregular shapes. They are interspersed with the cropmarks of the probable Iron Age or Roman settlement (see SUT 022) (S1-S2). The pits are not recorded on the 1st or 2nd edition Ordnance Survey 25" maps of circa 1884 and 1904, suggesting that they may be of an earlier date (S3-S4). They may be small sand or gravel pits or clay pits, although the Victoria County History records that the nearby Roman coin hoard was discovered by labourers "in digging for coprolites (in 1870?)" which may account for the quarry pits in the vicinity (S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3045/17 (1767/108) 04-JUN-1980.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3045/8 (4529/85) 14-JUL-1989.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 318.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 28 2013 11:11AM

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