Monument record EYE 029 - Town Moor

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Wide ?drainage channels showing on AP to SW of Eye, on edge of `island' (S1).


Grid reference Centred TM 144 736 (271m by 236m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM17SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Wide ?drainage channels showing on AP to SW of Eye, on edge of `island' (S1). Some of the wide channels are represented on the 1:10560 map (S2) as relatively narrow ditches - presumably retention of routes of older channels. Suggested by Scarfe (R1) that `Town Moor may have been an artificial `mere', similar to that at Framlingham.... This may have provided material for the motte and the heightening of the inner bailey (of the castle - see EYE 016), would have narrowed the neck of the peninsular created by the River Dove and its tributary and may have been used as a fishpond as at Framlingham (S3).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, 1:10560 map, TM 17 SW, circa 1958.
  • <R1> (No record type): Scarfe N, The Suffolk Landscape, 1972.
  • <M1> (No record type): AP: NAU TM 1473/D/AJG 11.
  • <S2> (No record type): NAU, AP, TM 1473/D/AJG11, 21/7/1977.
  • <S3> (No record type): RCHME, Eye Castle, Eye, Suffolk: An Archaeological survey, July 1994.
  • <S4> Photograph: Norfolk Archaeological Unit. Air photograph. TM 144 736 / JEQ8-11, 24/7/1992.

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Record last edited

Mar 5 2015 3:09PM

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