Monument record BSC 009 - Monks' Park Wood

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Summary

Monks' Park was a compartmented deer park (220 acres) belonging to the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, probably from the C12.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 92 57 (1164m by 1293m)
Map sheet TL95NW
Civil Parish BRADFIELD ST CLARE, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Monks' Park was a compartmented deer park (220 acres) belonging to the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, probably from the C12. The earthworks around the perimeter and of the internal compartments have been studied by Dr Oliver Rackham (S1). Two thirds of the coppice woodlands within the park were destroyed in 1966. Part of what remains is now included in the Bradfieldwoods Nature Reserve (S1). Adjoins Felshamhall Wood (see BSG 008). An enclosure(?) cropmark shows within the cleared area of woodland according to Mrs Hart (S4)(R1). The same area has been fieldwalked by Mrs Hart but no finds were located (S4).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> (No record type): Rackham O, Ancient Woodland, its history, vegetation and uses in England, 1980, 24-7.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: extract from (S1).
  • <R1> (No record type): Hart Mrs, AP, origin unknown.
  • <M2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP BMO 7.
  • <S2> (No record type): Dymond D & Martin E, An Historical Atlas of Suffolk, 1988, 50-54.
  • <S3> (No record type): Rackham O, Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape, 1976, 80-3 & 116 etc.
  • <S4> (No record type): Hart Mrs, Felsham, 1994.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 27 1994 12:00AM

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