Monument record HRK 018 - Trackways, field boundaries and an irregular curvilinear enclosure of unknown date.

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Summary

Trackways, field boundaries and a possible irregular curvilinear enclosure are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Vale Farm, Harkstead

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 189 353 (462m by 580m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM13NE
Civil Parish HARKSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Rectilinear field system probably overlying an ?oval enclosure, see HRK 029 (S1).
Trackways,possible linear field boundaries and a possible irregular curvilinear enclosure defined by ditches are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Vale Farm, Harkstead, centred on TM 18913532. The trackways and features to not appear to form a coherent system, though it is possible that one of the double-ditched trackways, seen in two sections at TM 18913532 and TM 18883508, may run into the sub circular enclosure visible to the north (HRK 029). The other linear features and trackways, such as the one centred on TM 18783547 do not appear to be related. A possible irregular curvilinear enclosure is also visible centred on TM 18923531. (S2-S5) The rectilinear field system described above (S1) is probably where Post Medieval field boundaries visible on the 1st Edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of circa 1884 have been removed. (S6)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs AGJ 24,26.
  • <M1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. APs: SAU AGJ 24, 26; Essex C C CP/96/13/8 (S2).
  • <S2> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1835/28 (EXC 16926/08) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1835/18 (1832/350) 31-JUL-1980.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1835/39 (23167/19) 22-JUL-2003.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1835/42 (23155/30) 22-JUL-2003.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 9 2018 2:55PM

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