Monument record SLY 011 - A possible Later Prehistoric or Roman field system and trackway to the north of Shotley village (Rom)

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Summary

A possible Later Prehistoric or Roman field system and trackway to the north of Shotley village

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 228 352 (1092m by 467m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM23NW
Civil Parish SHOTLEY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Complex rectilinear field system, with trackway running roughly E-W as far as ring ditch SLY 039. Two other ring ditches, SLY 040 and SLY 041, are included in this complex to the SW (S1-S5).
Also Rom.
A possible Later Prehistoric or Roman field system and trackway are visible as cropmarks of ditches on aerial photographs in a field to the north of Shotley village, centred on TM 23053520. The trackway runs discontinuously for 311m from TM 22853529 to TM 23143517. Its alignment suggests that it may be a continuation of the trackway recorded to the south of the village in ARW 020. Linear ditches are visible running across the site on roughly north-south and east-west alignments. These features show no clear pattern and cannot be seen relating directly to the trackway. They may however be the remains of a field system. It seems likely that the features are of Later Prehistoric or Roman date. See SLY 120 for the Post Medieval field boundaries in the same field. (S2) (S5-S8)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2235/1 (826/346) 07-JUL-1975.
  • <M1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. AP : NMR 1/346 1/347 1/350.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAU ACS 13 ACX 23.
  • <S2> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2335/7 (SFU 11549/13) 23-JUL-1975.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2235/1 (826/347) 07-JUL-1975.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2235/1 (826/350) 07-JUL-1975.
  • <S5> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. SAU ACX 23 22-JUL-1976.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2335/2 (956/361) 07-JUN-1976.
  • <S7> Photograph: Farrands. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2335/5 (RHF 11478/5) 20-JUL-1976.
  • <S8> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2335/12 (EXC 16927/06) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S9> Article in serial: Balkwill, C. J.. 1978. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1977.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2021 8:55AM

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