Monument record RMS 006 - Cropmarks of a field system and trackway of probable later prehistoric and/or Roman date

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Summary

The cropmarks of a field system and trackway of probable later prehistoric and/or Roman date are visible on aerial photographs. Some of the features would appear to be related to or contemporaneous with RMS 002 to the west. Parts of this site were previously recorded under RMS 012. A number of sub-rectangular pits and/or possible sunken-featured buildings and post built structures were recorded within this proximity. These have been recorded separately under RMS 060. See also RMS 007 and RMS 008 for associated enclosures and features.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3158 4229 (1500m by 1076m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM34SW
Civil Parish RAMSHOLT, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (12)

Full Description

Complex rectilinear field system, with some field boundaries apparently meeting at right angles. A ring ditch (RMS 008) on the W side of the system. An irregular enclosure (RMS 007) occurs to the E.

March 2016. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The extent of cropmarks of this previously recorded field system have been extended significantly from features visible on aerial photographs and satellite imagery (S1-S12). Parts of this site were previously recorded under RMS 012. One of the main additions to the site is trackway leading northwest out of the site and linking up with features recorded within RMS 002 to the west. The mapping also recorded a number of sub-rectangular pits and/or possible sunken-featured buildings and post built structures within this proximity. These have been recorded separately under RMS 060. See record for details.
The date of the trackways and fields is uncertain and the site would appear to represent several phases of activity and fields. The main trackway and fields could be later prehistoric and/or Roman. Finds of prehistoric, Roman and Saxon date have been found in the general vicinity, for example RMS 011 and RMS 030. The presence of possible sunken featured buildings within the complex would also suggest a possible Saxon presence or continuation of activity into that period – although possibly not continuously.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 16th March 2016.

Sources/Archives (13)

  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP BXH 90, 1975.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP BXH 90.
  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service CUCAP ASK18 03-JUL-1967 (Print).
  • <S3> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP BJQ41-042 15-JUL-1972 (Print).
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service CUCAP BNL111 22-JUN-1973 (Print).
  • <S5> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP BXH82 15-JUN-1976 (Print).
  • <S6> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service CUCAP BXH85 15-JUN-1976 (Print).
  • <S7> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP BHX89 15-JUN-1976 (Print).
  • <S8> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service CUCAP CJG8 10-JUL-1979 (Print).
  • <S9> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. CUCAP RC8-L 168-169 10-JUN-1969.
  • <S10> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. OS/92364 V 125 27-JUN-1992 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S11> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 01-JAN-2008 ACCESSED 18-FEB-2016 (Digital).
  • <S12> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 25-MAY-2011 ACCESSED 18-FEB-2016 (Digital).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 8 2016 11:42AM

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