Site Event/Activity record ESF22997 - Geophysical survey of land at Walk Farm, Croft Lane, Stratton Hall, Felixstowe

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Location Stratton Hall, Felixstowe
Grid reference Centred TM 256 398 (414m by 940m)
Map sheet TM23NE



Oxford Archaeology East


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS A gradiometer survey was carried out on land at Walk Farm, Croft Lane, Stratton Hall, near Felixstowe, Suffolk on behalf of OA East in December 2012. This survey was undertaken as part of the pre-planning application for the installation of a solar farm. Two fields covering approximately 25ha were surveyed. The site is situated adjacent to the A14. The development site lies within a landscape containing multi-period cropmarks and other known archaeological features in the immediate vicinity. The geophysical survey results produced little evidence in terms of archaeological remains. A series of rectilinear enclosure ditches were detected towards the southern end of Field 1. These correlate well with the cropmark evidence as recorded on the Suffolk HER. Field 2 produced a polygonal arrangement of ditches that could relate to periglacial features such as ice wedges or may denote the presence of archaeological features. Rectilinear cropmarks are known at the southern end of this field as recorded on the Suffolk HER. Other anomalies recorded relate to a former track and modern ferrous remains. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode SNH038 NMR No. 1592327 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Service infrastructure (e.g. sewage works, reservoir, pumping station, etc.) Methods and Techniques: ''''Geophysical Survey'''' Position in the Planning Process: Not known / Not recorded Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCHES Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 25.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM257397 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: OA East Design originator: N/A Director/Manager: Paul Spoerry Supervisor: Pete Masters DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: OA East ID: SNH038 Contents: 'none' Media: 'Geophysics', 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Stores ID: SNH038 Contents: 'none' Media: 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Geophyiscal Survey of land at Walk Farm, Croft Lane, Stratton Hall, Felixstowe Author(s)/Editor(s): Masters, P. Other Bibliographic Details: Cranfield Forensic Institute Report No. 068 Date: 2014 Issuer/Publisher: Cranfield Forensic Institute Place of Issue or Publication: Cranfield Description: A4 bound report URL:

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Masters, P.. 2012. Geophysical survey Report, of land at Walk Farm, Croft Lane, Stratton Hall, Felixstowe.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Land at Walk Farm, Croft Lane, Stratton Hall, Ipswich (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 21 2015 4:15PM

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