Monument record BRD 168 - Elms Covert

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Summary

Circa 2.6 ha of flint mine complex including large circular (infilled) shafts and gully form mines with surrounding spoil heaps.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 78411 83346 (243m by 199m)
Map sheet TL78SE
Civil Parish BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Circa 2.6 ha of flint mine complex including large circular (infilled) shafts and gully form mines with surrounding spoil heaps. Some quite large and deep. Appear to relate very closely to northern area of Elms Covert as defined on 1880s OS map (S1).
Note separate area of mines within Elms Covert to W (BRD 067 - may be part of same) & to SE (BRD 167).
This site was previously (see BRD 100) thought to consist of a series of parallel earthwork banks - these now appear to be part of the linear form of mines (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map. 1:2500 map, 1860s..
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1)(S2).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Survey. SCCAS, Pendleton C, April 2003.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 7 2010 2:57PM

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