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
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
Area 25.00 Hectares
Grid Reference: TM257397 Point
Brief originator: OA East
Design originator: N/A
Director/Manager: Paul Spoerry
Supervisor: Pete Masters
Recipient: OA East
Media: 'Geophysics', 'Survey', 'Text'
Recipient: Suffolk County Stores
Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript)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
Issuer/Publisher: Cranfield Forensic Institute
Place of Issue or Publication: Cranfield
Description: A4 bound report