Monument record NYW 013 - Grange Wood

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Sub rectangular enclosure of unknown date or function visible as a well preserved earthwork. The earthwork consists of a rampart and outer ditch slightly mutilated in places, with two entrances, one on the east side and another on the west. A gap in the south side is probably modern. Extending for 50m to the north east lie a bank and ditch, which appear to be contemporary with the earthwork.


Grid reference Centred TL 9486 3494 (206m by 200m)
Map sheet TL93SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Subrectangular earthwork, internally 94m N-S, 80m E-W. Rampart and outer ditch, ditch destroyed on S side. Entrances E and W, probable gap in S. Location: S end of flat topped E-W ridge.
Similar size bank and ditch run 50m NE from the NE corner. For description and map, see (S1)(S2). Possible moat? Within ancient woodland NYW 030(sf18289).

Features visible on Lidar. See associated files.

[ TL 9486 3494 ] In Grange Wood, Wissington, on the S. crest of a broad flat-topped ridge running E-W, there is a large well-preserved earthwork at a height of 200 ft. O.D. The approaches to the N. and W. are across level ground; to the S. and E. the ground falls away gently into a valley and re-entrant respectively. The earthwork is sub-rectangular on plan, measuring internally 94.0 m. N-S by 80.0 m. E-W, and consists of a rampart and outer ditch (see sections). The ditch has been destroyed on the S. side leaving the rampart only. A woodland boundary bank and ditch run parallel to and contiguous with the W. side, whilst another has slightly mutilated the outer scarp of the N. ditch. The enclosed area is featureless. There are two entrances, one in the E. side and another in the W. A further gap in the S. side is probably modern. Extending for 50.0 m. in a NE. direction from the NE. corner to the edge of the wood, there is a bank and ditch. It is of similar proportions to the earthwork and clearly contemporary. AM Survey carried out. (S3)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL93SW50 (ill).
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S2).
  • <S2> (No record type): Utting A R, letter to SCC, August 1995, sketch map.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 ASP 11-FEB-60.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 12:03PM

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