Monument record LVT 056 - Linear ditches, enclosures and pits of unknown date.

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Summary

Linear ditches, enclosures and pits of unknown date are visible on aerial photographs in the field to the north of Burnaville Hall, Levington.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 22916 39764 (356m by 451m)
Map sheet TM23NW
Civil Parish LEVINGTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Numerous linear ditches of unknown date are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, centred on TM 22963986 in the field to the north of Burnaville Hall, Levington. The linear ditches are mainly orientated on a north-west to south-east alignment but do not appear to be forming a single coherent field system. May represent several phases of field systems superimposed. Some of the linear ditches may represent field boundaries but they may also be related to modern field drainage. Many of the marks in the field also appear to be of geological origin (S1) (S2) (S3).
Note metal detectoed finds from this field, mainly Medieval but includes Late Saxon stirrup terminal (see Portable Antiquities Database).
See LVT 055 for the oval enclosure also located in this field. (S4)
Also 3 burnt flints found on surface - undateable but possibly bronze age. (S5)

Possible square enclosure to the south of the linear ditches. Visible on 2007 and 2015 Google Earth images (S6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2339/3 (21367/04) 30-JUL-2001.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2239/8 (21367/01) 30-JUL-2001.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2239/12 (21335/09) 30-JUL-2001.
  • <S4> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 08/04/03.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Finds Report. Minter, F., SCCAS. 01/2004.
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 1 2019 6:02PM

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