Monument record FLK 019 - Back Lane

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Cropmarks of field boundaries of possible medieval date are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Back Lane, Falkenham parish.


Grid reference Centred TM 291 383 (510m by 497m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM23NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Cropmarks of field boundary etc, of at least 2 phases (S1), one of which traverses ring ditch, FLK 018.
Cropmarks of field boundaries of possible medieval and post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Back Lane in Falkenham parish, centred on circa TM29133837. As described above, 2 phases of enclosure can be seen. Possibly the earliest in date are two very straight boundaries that abut Back lane at about 90 degrees at circa TM29183851 and TM29293844. The curvilinear boundaries visible crossing the straighter features potentially relate to, or influenced the form of, field boundaries marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1884, an are probably therefore medieval or post-medieval in date (S2).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: (S1).
  • <S1> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, Strachan D, AP, CP/96/16/13, 1996.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. Circa 1884.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2938/4 (1671/180-181) 06-AUG-1979.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 1 2005 12:00AM

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