Monument record SNH 001 - A Post Medieval field system is visible on aerial photographs in Stratton Hall and Levington parishes (PMed)

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Summary

A Post Medieval field system is visible on aerial photographs in Stratton Hall and Levington parishes

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 247 391 (1383m by 2233m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM23NW
Civil Parish LEVINGTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish STRATTON HALL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Cropmarks of extensive field system & trackways of at least two phases extending from Stratton Cliff to (& across) Levington parish boundary in NW (S1-S7). (NB Some of the features recorded above are probably Later Prehistoric or Roman and are now part of SNH 005).
The remnants of a Post Medieval field system are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs centred on TM 245394 in Stratton Hall and Levington parishes. The components of the field system are visible as ditches, presumably where hedges have been removed, and are fragmentary and dispersed over a wide area. The ditches are generally aligned NNE to SSW and WNW to ESE and appear to fit into the Post Medieval field pattern as known from the 1791 plan of Stratton Hall estate (S8) and the Ordnance Survey 1st and 2nd Edition 25" maps of circa 1884 and 1904 (S9) (S10). Their alignment is similar to that of the Later Prehistoric or Roman field system (see SNH 005) but in general the elements of the Post Medieval field system tend to be much straighter and more well defined. In the fields just to the south of the railway line a long linear boundary can be seen which, though appearing to have Prehistoric origins (see SNH 005), was clearly in use in the Post Medieval period, one section defining the parish boundary. Linear ditches of apparent Post Medieval date are related to this boundary, as well as earlier elements of the Later Prehistoric and Roman field system. Remnants of the Post Medieval field system are also visible in the area surrounding of the possible barrow later reused as a rabbit warren (TYN 009). (S2) (S4) (S11-S14)
Also fieldwalking survey prior to proposed construction of golf course (proposal turned down so no follow up) revealed small scatters of med and preh evidence (see Preh and Med). S15

Sources/Archives (16)

  • --- Unpublished document: Palmer, R.. 1995. A14 Seven Hills To Trimley Improvement, Suffolk: Aerial Photographic Assessment.
  • <S1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2438/3 (SFU 11550/13) 25-JUL-1975.
  • <S2> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2438/4 (SFU 11550/14) 25-JUL-1975.
  • <S3> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2438/5 (SFU 11550/15) 25-JUL-1975.
  • <S4> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2439/2 (SFU 11550/16) 25-Jul-1975.
  • <S5> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2439/4 (SFU 11550/18) 25-JUL-1975.
  • <S6> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2439/5 (SFU 11550/19) 25-JUL-1975.
  • <S7> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2438/6 (SFU 11550/20) 25-JUL-1975.
  • <S8> Map: Isaac Johnson. 1791. 1791 plan of Stratton Hall estate by Isaac Johnson. IRO Isaac Johnson Collection HD11/475.
  • <S9> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S10> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
  • <S11> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2438/1 (956/311) 07-JUN-1976.
  • <S12> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (BXI6) 15-JUN-1976.
  • <S13> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2439/8 (1671/242) 06-JUN-1979.
  • <S14> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2439/23 (21736/24) 13-AUG-2002.
  • <S15> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Finds Report. Newman J., and Martin, E., SCCAS. Jan 1989.

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2011 3:15PM

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