Site Event/Activity record ESF22001 - East Field, Solar Farm, Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham, Suffolk, Phase 1

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Location Runway Farm, Parham Airfield
Grid reference Centred TM 3325 6060 (936m by 817m)
Map sheet TM36SW



Britannia Archaeology


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS Detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey on the eastern field at Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham, Suffolk was successful in recording four areas of magnetic disturbance of possible archaeological origin, nine dipolar linear trends indicative of ferrous drains laid for the airbase. One strong dipolar linear anomaly demarcates the location of a service pipe run. Isolated Dipolar iron-spike responses were most abundant followed by areas of magnetic disturbance that are likely to relate to buried magnetic rubbish or areas of burning. Five Dipolar Curvi-linear anomalies delimit the former position of aircraft dispersal areas. The majority of the anomalies recorded are of modern origin and relate to the construction and subsequent demolition of the Second World War American Airbase. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. R1006 Contracting Unit No. P1017 HER event no. GLG 035 NMR No. 1574890 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Solar Farm Methods and Techniques: '''Geophysical Survey''' Position in the Planning Process: Pre-application Reason for Investigation: National Planning Policy Framework - NPPF Site status: None Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): AIRFIELD DEFENCE SITE Modern Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 20.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM332608 Point Height 38.00 - 40.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Timothy Schofield Director/Manager: Timothy Schofield Supervisor: Matthew Adams DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Geophysics' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Map', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Survey ', 'Unpublished Text' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: East Field, Solar Farm, Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham, Suffolk Author(s)/Editor(s): Schofield, T.P. Other Bibliographic Details: R1006 Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Place of Issue or Publication: Stowmarket, Suffolk Description: Bound report and figures. URL:

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Adams M. 2013. Geophysical Survey Report, East Field, Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham, Suffolk, Phase 1.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Solar Farm, Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham (Monument)

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Apr 6 2022 1:22PM

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