||Reservoir Site 2, Capel St Andew, Butley
||Centred TM 364 502 (365m by 293m)
||BUTLEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
A detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey was carried out over c.2.36 hectares of land at Reservoir Site 2, Capel St Andrew, Suffolk, in one agricultural field, covering the footprint of a proposed agricultural reservoir. The survey was successful in recording a fairly wide range of
anomalies, some of which have a potential archaeological origin. A series of parallel and perpendicular positive linear anomalies interpreted as ditches forming enclosures (potentially a ladder-type settlement), that are in close proximity to and respecting eight
positive discretes (potential rubbish pits) and one area of burning. Four positive linear trends are likely to be the remains of backfilled
post-medieval field boundaries and narrow weak positive linear trends record the presence of a probable modern land drainage system. Extant wheel ruts recorded within the dataset as negative and positive parallel linear trends did cause a degree of difficulty when interpreting the data to the south-west of the large hollow. One weak dipolar curvilinear trend potentially records the presence
of a service trench run. A broad range of the anomaly types should be further ground-tested to test the interpretations given within this
report. The main focus of any further work however should be on the anomalies that have been interpreted as being of a potential archaeological origin (S1).
Unpublished document: Schofield, T.. 2015. Detailed Magnetometer Survey, Reservoir Site 2, Capel St Andrew.
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
BUT 089 Possible enclosures and pits, Reservoir Site 2 Capel St Andrew, Butley (Monument)
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