Cropmark of Stoke church Ring-ditch excavation at Great Cornard Worked flint Bronze Age burial at Eriswell Framlingham castle from the air Pottery vessels in situ at Leiston Flint tool from Southery Ring-ditch excavation at Great Cornard Cropmarks in Stoke-by-Nayland

BYG 014 - Bradley Park Wood

SHER Number:BYG 014
Name:Bradley Park Wood
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 677 543
Parish:GREAT BRADLEY, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Summary

Ancient woodland as defined in (S1) and after tithe map.

Monument Types

Designated Status: none recorded

Description

Ancient woodland as defined in (S1). For details of history and earthworks see (S1), the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, English Nature and the County Council Countryside section (Peter Holborn and Geoff Sinclair) & various Oliver Rackham works including (S2).
Survey by HDAG upto end of 1993(?): `Enclosed by an external ditch, with traces of an internal bank along S boundary. Established hedgerows exist on all four sides, with ten or eleven species present. This together with..., suggests the boundary of the wood was possibly 9th or 10th century in origin and represents an enclosed remnant of ancient woodland (S3).
Tithe map of Great Barton shows a much broader area of ancient woodland (S4) than previously mentioned. Area is currently dramatically reduced in comparison to that shown on the tithe map (mapped HBSMR boundaries changed to match tithe, April 2012).

Sources and Further Reading

[S1]SSF11664 - Unpublished document: Nature Conservancy Council. June 1992. Suffolk Inventory of Ancient Woodland (provisional).
[M1]SSF44998 - (No record type): Library: (S3).
[S2]SSF17343 - Bibliographic reference: Rackham, O.. 1988. Medieval Woods. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk, 50-51.
[S3]SSF7386 - (No record type): HDAG Journal, 6 (2), 1996, 80.
[S4]SSF7087 - Map: 1842/43. Great Bradley Tithe Map and Apportionment.

Associated Finds: None recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2016 3:22PM
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