Site Event/Activity record ESF22552 - Geophysical Survey, Land at Hollow Lane Farmhouse, Hollow Lane, Fornham St Martin

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Location FSM 024: Hollow Lane Farmhouse, Hollow Lane, Fornham St Martin, Suffolk
Grid reference Centred TL 862 663 (376m by 248m)
Map sheet TL86NE



Britannia Archaeology


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS A range of anomalies were recorded during the survey, some of which have a potential archaeological origin. Isolated dipolar responses were most common and probably relate to ferrous material being introduced into the topsoil through manuring. Three broad areas of magnetic disturbance recorded on the south-eastern border of the site represent ferrous readings associated with the new barn, one further area is recorded to the north within close proximity of the field boundary. A series of broad weak positive anomalies that are predominantly of a linear nature and orientated approximately north-east to south-west are potentially of a geological origin, however an archaeological derivation cannot be ruled out. Seven narrow positive linear trends recorded on a north-east to south-west alignment are indicative of agricultural land drains. A pair of negative and positive linear trends recorded parallel with the western boundary are indicative of backfilled and ploughed-out bank and ditch remains. Three positive discrete anomalies indicative of archaeological rubbish pits are recorded on the brow of the slope towards the centre of the dataset. One positive linear anomaly aligned north-east to south-west indicative of a backfilled boundary sub-division has been recorded on a completely different orientation than the current field alignment. This suggests an earlier phase, perhaps relating to Roman features recorded during the excavation (HER No. SFM 081) to the south-east. Two curvilinear anomalies indicative of archaeological ring ditches or potential drip gullies have been recorded on the brow of the slope, a geological derivation cannot be ruled out. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. P1085 Contracting Unit No. R1076 Sitecode FSM 024 NMR No. 1591567 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Waste Recycling and Transfer Station Methods and Techniques: ''''Geophysical Survey'''' Position in the Planning Process: Pre-application Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Site status: None Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 6.60 Hectares Grid Reference: TL862662 Point Height 45.00 - 55.00 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: Timothy Schofield 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: 'Report', 'Survey ', 'Unpublished Text' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Hollow Lane Farmhouse, Hollow Lane, Fornham St Martin, Suffolk; Detailed Magnetometer Survey Author(s)/Editor(s): Schofield, T. P. Other Bibliographic Details: R1076 Date: 2014 Issuer/Publisher: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Place of Issue or Publication: Stowmarket Description: A4 Bound Report with A3 fold-out figures. URL:

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Adams, M. 2014. Geophysical Survey Report, Land at Hollow Lane Farmhouse, Hollow Lane, Fornham St Martin.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Geophysical anomolies, Land at Hollow Road Farm (SA) EVL (Monument)

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Feb 16 2015 3:48PM

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