Site Event/Activity record ESF22773 - Geophysical Survey, Fen Meadow, Coney Weston, Suffolk;

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Location CNW 018: Fen Meadow, Coney Weston, Suffolk
Grid reference Centred TL 974 783 (178m by 192m)
Map sheet TL97NE



Britannia Archaeology


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS Detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey was undertaken by Britannia Archaeology Ltd to target a medieval settlement at Coney Weston ahead of the seasonal excavations by the local historical society. The geophysical survey was successful in locating three rectilinear probable structural platform type anomalies (tofts), two of which that were previously unknown. Located nearby these two new platforms is a strong dipolar discrete anomaly indicative of a burnt feature, possibly a kiln, hearth or a furnace. Fourteen positive discrete anomalies that are possibly rubbish material dumps were also present within the dataset. Nine areas of magnetic enhancement, four of which are present within the rectilinear platforms may originate from material accumulated through taphonomic or geological processes, some may also delimit extant earthworks. Of note is the semi-circular area of magnetic enhancement that is located on the terminal of a long linear earthwork that runs north-east for a further 20-30m out of the survey area. Isolated dipolar responses were most common throughout the dataset, one area of magnetic disturbance is also present the south-western boundary and is believed to have been caused by the modern metal fence boundary. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. P1025 HER event no. CNW 017 NMR No. 1591001 Project Type: Research project Investigation Type: ''''Geophysical Survey'''' Reason for Investigation: Research Site status: None Current Land use: Grassland Heathland 4 - Regularly improved Monument Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 1.15 Hectares Grid Reference: TL974783 Point Height 25.00 - 25.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Brief originator: Contractor (design and execute) 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: 'Map', 'Microfilm', 'Photograph', 'Plan', 'Survey ', 'Unpublished Text' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Fen Meadow, Coney Weston, Suffolk; Detailed Magnetometer Survey Author(s)/Editor(s): Schofield, T.P. Other Bibliographic Details: R1026 Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Place of Issue or Publication: Stowmarket, Suffolk Description: A4 bound Report with A3 fold-out Figures URL:

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Adams, M. 2013. Geophysical Survey, Fen Meadow, Coney Weston, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Possible medieval buildings (tofts), Fen Meadow, Coney Weston (Monument)

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Mar 25 2019 1:31PM

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