Site Event/Activity record ESF22003 - Western Field, Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham, Suffolk

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Location Runway Farm, Parham Airfield
Grid reference Centred TM 3311 6074 (483m by 549m)
Map sheet TM36SW



Britannia Archaeology


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PROJECT DETAILS A detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey on the western field at Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham, Suffolk was successful in recording modern features probably related to the former Second World War American airbase. The quieter magnetic background allowed a series of weak positive linear trends, interpreted as modern land drains, to be prospected. Iron spike anomalies were most common, indicating the presence of ferrous material buried within the topsoil during the demolition phases on site. Perpendicular strong dipolar linear trends may demarcate the location of former field boundaries or drains for the airbase. One strong dipolar positive linear trend delineates the edge of the runway. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. P1017 Sitecode 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): SECOND WORLD WAR AIRBASE Modern Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 14.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM332608 Point Height 38.00 - 42.00 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', 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Images vector', 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Drawing', 'Map', 'Microfilm', 'Photograph', 'Report', 'Survey ', 'Unpublished Text' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: West Field, Solar Farm, Runway Farm, Parham Airfield, Great Glemham, Suffolk; Detailed Magnetometer Survey Author(s)/Editor(s): Schofield, T.P. Other Bibliographic Details: R1007 Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Place of Issue or Publication: Stowmarket, Suffolk Description: Bound A4 text, with A3 figures URL:

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Adams M. 2013.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

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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