Monument record FRT 042 - Post-medieval road

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A possible Post Medieval road is visible on aerial photographs to the south of Wheelwright's Piece, Freston


Grid reference Centred TM 17547 39302 (204m by 188m)
Map sheet TM13NE


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Full Description

A possible Post Medieval road is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, centred on TM 17533922 to the south of Wheelwright's Piece in Freston parish. The road is visible as a compacted or metalled surface bounded by a ditch at either side. Two stretches of road are visible, one running east-west and one running north-south. These roads form a T-junction at TM 17533922. The road does not appear to relate to the modern landscape layout or to the much earlier field system (FRT 009), though it is on a similar alignment to the modern field pattern suggesting that it may be of Post Medieval date, possibly representing an earlier access to Freston Park. (S1-S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/23 4044 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (BXY34) 23-JUN-1976.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1739/10 (4600/01) 30-MAY-1990.

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Record last edited

Jul 25 2013 3:04PM

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