Monument record STN 150 - Possible undated mound
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8134 8772 (17m by 13m)|
|Civil Parish||SANTON DOWNHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
July 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A possible mound, of unknown date and function, is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a lidar survey flown in 2015 (S1). Two further mounds are also visible (STN 095, STN 096). All three could feasibly represent post medieval garden features, associated with Downham Hall (STN 017). Their interpretation as Second World War military features, such as gun emplacements, is also plausible, although in the specific case of this mound, the lack of a central hollow makes this interpretation less likely. It is also notable that the mound was not identified during a site visit in 2013, throwing doubt upon its existence as a definable physical feature.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 19th July 2017.
- <S1> SSF55747 LIDAR Airborne Survey: LIDAR airborne survey. LIDAR Santon Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Mar 4 2019 11:05AM