Monument record EUN 022 - Fakenham Wood

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Summary

Ancient woodland, surrounded by large boundary bank and suggested to be a medieval deer park.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 92863 77711 (1469m by 2476m)
Map sheet TL97NW
Civil Parish EUSTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Ancient Woodland (160 ha) as defined in (S1). For details of history and earthworks see (S1), The Suffolk Wildlife Trust, English Nature and the County Council Countryside Service (Peter Holborn and Geoff Sinclair) and various Oliver Rackham works including (S2).
The main part of Fakenham Wood is surrounded by a massive boundary bank and appears to have been an early medieval deer park (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Nature Conservancy Council. June 1992. Suffolk Inventory of Ancient Woodland (provisional).
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Rackham, O.. 1988. Medieval Woods.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: SSSI description for Fakenham Wood.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 23 2011 5:30PM

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