Monument record WNG 030 - Earthwork bank, Wangford Warren; Compartment 2125

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Summary

Large earthwork bank, at least 2m high (& 400m long on E side), possibly associated with 18th/19th century belts/stock enclosures/fields.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 757 821 (1149m by 762m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SE
Civil Parish WANGFORD, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Large earthwork bank, at least 2m high (& 400m long on E side). Shown as conifer covered on 1905 map (S1). Forms part of sub-rectangular field/enclosure abutting N side of warren bank (WNG 025). N side of this also conifer covered, W side (abutting turnpike road) mixed wood cover. First(?) demarked (as single line) on OS 1st ed map of 1836 (S2). Probably one of late C18/early C19 tree belts/stock enclosures/fields.
Mostly to W of modern Brandon road, now in confines of USAF Lakenheath where banks (?) will have been destroyed.

1998: Rapid earthwork survey identified part of this large bank in compartment 2125a and 2125b. Bank 1 was described as a large bank, 20m wide, 1m high, aligned NNE-SSW. Appears as two banks 5m apart with the bank to the east being slightly lower at 0.7m high, the area between the banks is 0.5m high.Can be seen as a belt of trees on 2nd edition OS 1905. A second bank was seen, Bank 2 was described as a slight bank 1.5m wide and 0.2m high, perpendicular to above feature although not joined, there being a track width gap (S3).

Note further large banks to N in Wangford - see WNG 022.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, 1905, 12.11.
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 1st ed 1 inch map, 1836.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Pendleton, C. and Sommers, M.. 1998. Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey for Forest Enterprise. p17, map 6.

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Record last edited

Apr 18 2018 2:01PM

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