Monument record ARW 016 - A Post Medieval road or trackway with possible Medieval origins.

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Summary

A Post Medieval road or trackway with possible Medieval origins is visible on aerial photographs running from Erwarton village southwards towards the coast.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 219 343 (116m by 628m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM23SW
Civil Parish ARWARTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Trackway running N-S, with rectilinear field boundaries meeting trackway to the W (S1).
Med bronze strap end with crude incised decoration (in form of ?M - ?Mary). End broken off. Found metal detecting (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S2).
A Post Medieval road or trackway with possible Medieval origins is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, running from TM 21953462 to TM 22033399, from Erwarton village southwards towards the coast. The road or trackway is visible as a hollow way type ditch at its southern end and as a compacted surface around TM 21953452. (S1) (S3-S5) The road is depicted on the Erwarton estate map of 1770 (S6) but it could easily have much earlier origins. (S7)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: AGL 007.
  • <S1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2234/2 (SFU 11569/GL/7) 03-AUG-1977.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, finds ID record, received Bury 1989.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S2).
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1492 3070-3071 10-MAY-1946.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2134/3 (956/408) 07-JUN-1976.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2134/10 (4851/03) 08-JUL-1993.
  • <S6> Map: Chapman, W.. 1770. Estate of Doweger Lady Chedworth in Erwarton. Traced from original.
  • <S7> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 15/12/03.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 7 2013 1:36PM

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