Monument record MTT 011 - Medieval or Post Medieval field boundaries or drains, visible as cropmarks.

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Summary

Field boundaries or possibly drains of probable medieval or post-medieval date are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, Mettingham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3618 8852 (83m by 77m)
Map sheet TM38NE
Civil Parish METTINGHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Cropmark of small rectilinear enclosure, circa 35m wide by 35m long (not square, one end?at an angle), N of Round Wood (S1).
Boundaries align with existing wood and field boundaries.
Field boundaries or possibly drains of probable medieval or post-medieval date are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, to the north of Round Wood, Mettingham parish, centred on circa TM361885. The cropmarks have been interpreted as forming over ditches which form a series of narrow rectangular enclosures which are aligned with the boundary of Round Wood and the surrounding field boundaries. However the absence of visible southern sides does not support a function as enclosures and they may simply be the remains of drains feeding into the water management system surrounding the wood. (S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, AP, 91 032 087, April 1991.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. OS OS/91032 087-8 12-APR-1991.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 20 2013 12:48PM

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