Monument record SBC 031 - Double ditches, Possible warren or deer park, Stoke College

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Summary

Evaluation trenches across earthwork revealed double ditches of probable warren or deer park.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 74179 43292 (103m by 115m)
Map sheet TL74SW
Civil Parish STOKE-BY-CLARE, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

January 2003: Evaluation trenches across a bank-type earthwork revealed double ditches of probable warren or deer park associated with Benedictine Priory and/or College for priests. Evaluation of area adjacent to Ashen Road, south of church and north of college. Trenches put through bank/earthwork running NW to SE. The 'bank' was undisturbed ground between hollows caused by parallel ditches. The NE ditchwas over 5m wide x 2m deep. Although levelled, fills indicate that bank was external to ditch, e.g. away from priory/college buildings. Documentary evidence suggests that this might have been the area of a rabbit warren, although the largeness of the ditch might suggest a deer park. Finds from ditch suggest C15-C17 date for its backfill. Details in (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. SCCAS, Meredith J et al, No 2003/34, February 2003.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 4 2018 3:46PM

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