Monument record BRD 120 - Line of former road to Brandon Park House

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Summary

Line of former road to Brandon Park House (see BRD 091) from A1065.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 773 848 (2236m by 459m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SE
Civil Parish BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Line of former road to Brandon Park House (see BRD 091) from A1065. Eastern third survives as wide forest ride with large conifer tree lined avenue, further W planted by Forestry Commission, mainly in 1930s, some replanted within last 3-4 years (S1). In 1990 (S2) a bank was shown lining the N side of the avenue at TL 774 848 but this is one of the areas recently replanted - present condition unknown.

2015: A walkover survey of the site of Brandon Park Heath revealed that it was still possible to discern something of the earthwork marking the northern extent of the track at TL 774 848 mapped in 1990 (S4)

For sub-rectangular enclosure on same alignment on N side of roadway, see BRD 121.

Bank BRD 122 may represent entrance splay to SW end of roadway. See (S3) for pre-forestry plantation width. Probably dates to construction of Brandon Park House, circa 1800.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Pendleton C, site visit, May 1995.
  • <S2> (No record type): E Anglian Orienteering Assoc, 1:15000 map, Brandon Park, 1990.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 maps, sheets XII.3 & 4, 1905.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Hoggett, R.. 2015. Historic Environment Assessment of Brandon Park Heath, Brandon.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Feb 3 2015 3:59PM

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