Monument record SEM 005 - St Margaret's Town Farm (site of)

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Summary

Site of St Margaret's Town Farm, demolished in the 1950s; the footings of buildings are still apparent as is a cobbled track.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3072 8452 (182m by 196m)
Map sheet TM38SW
Civil Parish ST CROSS, SOUTH ELMHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish ST MARGARET, SOUTH ELMHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Site of St Margaret's Town Farm, demolished in the 1950s; the footings of buildings are still apparent as is a cobbled track. Bricks from the St Cross brick works seem to have been used in the buildings. The farmstead lay on the parish boundary and there is a spread of Med and Pmed pottery close by in the neighbouring parish (SEC 036)(S1).
Air photographs show outlines of farm buildings and field boundaries on both sides of parish boundary (S2)(S3).
The plan of St Margeret's Town Farm and the position of several surrounding fields can be seen as cropmarks on aerial photographs, straddling the boundary between St Cross South Elmham parish and St Margeret South Elmham parish, centred on circa TM 307845 (S4-S6). The farm was noted during the ALSF NMP survey but not transcribed as it is clearly visible on the First and Second Edition Ordnance survey maps of circa 1884 and 1904 (S7, S8).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: fieldwalking report.
  • <S1> (No record type): Hardy M J, 6 November 1985.
  • <M2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP BLP 53 & 55, BHQ 48.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs BLP 53 & 55 31/1/73, BHQ 48 15/12/71.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. OS, AP, 73 219, 187, 1973.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. OS OS/73241 062-3 05-JUN-1973.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. TM 3084/1 (SFU GR 11) 24-JUL-1977.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. TM 3084/2 (NLA TM3084A) 04-JUN-1980.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 12 2006 12:00AM

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