Monument record BLB 007 - Linear cropmarks of a rectilinear field system.

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Summary

Several undated linear ditch features are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs on land to the east of Hinton Lodge, Blythburgh. They appear to represent a rectilinear field system or enclosures, or possible common-edge settlement of medieval to post medieval date, and at least one possible trackway. Geological features were also showing as cropmarks in this area, and it proved difficult in places to differentiate archaeological features from geological marks.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 447 731 (730m by 808m)
Map sheet TM47SW
Civil Parish BLYTHBURGH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Linear cropmarks - ? track, rectilinear field system noted on SAU AP 1977 (S1).

January 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
Several undated linear ditch features are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs(S2-S8) on land to the east of Hinton Lodge, Blythburgh. They appear to represent a rectilinear field system or possible common-edge settlement of medieval to post medieval date, although the area is not marked as a common on Hodskinson’s Map of Suffolk (S9) and at least one possible trackway. Geological features were also showing as cropmarks in this area, and it proved difficult in places to differentiate archaeological features from geological marks. The monument polygon has been extended to the west, as further field boundary cropmarks are visible on an oblique photograph (S10), which has not been rectified as it had few or no control points and was situated outside the current project area.
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 14th January 2015.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • --- Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph.
  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, AP, AGD 04 05, 15 July 1977.
  • <M1> (No record type): AP: AGD 04 05 15/7/1977.
  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. SFU 11560/GD/4-5 JUL-1977 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/929 RS 4130-4131 16-OCT-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1636 RS 4022-4023 09-JUL-1946 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. OS/73321 V 129-130 16-JUN-1973 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap86 28 3586086-3586087 29-JUN-1986 (Print).
  • <S7> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Area 24 JUN-1999 (Digital).
  • <S8> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery TM 4573 03-MAY-2013 (Digital).
  • <S9> Map: J Hodskinson. 1783. The County of Suffolk Surveyed.
  • <S10> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service SAU AJA 19 19-JUN-1978 (Print).

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Record last edited

Feb 26 2015 1:09PM

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