Monument record MDS 002 - Pond Field (OS 609/560)

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Summary

Probable moated site - all that survives now is an elongated pond which probably formed the western side of the moat.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1109 6377 (17m by 26m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM16SW
Civil Parish MENDLESHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Probable moated site - all that survives now is an elongated pond which probably formed the western side of the moat. Site associated with Garlonds and Cutlers Tenement belonging to Winchesters Manor.
1969: Med scatter found during fieldwalking survey by R Colchester within area of moat. Also area of cobbles (on sketch map).
Med pottery sherds, including C11-C12 shelly and sandy (with grit) rims, and C13-C15. Majority of pottery C13-C14. One probable Thetford rim. Also fragments of lava quern and an iron arrowhead (S1)(S2).
1989: White ware rim with pale buff core, unglazed, with external horizontal cordon - ?French Saintonge ware ?C15.
Shows indistinctly on AP (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): Mendlesham survey archive: copy (S1)(S2).
  • <S1> (No record type): Colchester R, Mendlesham survey record sheet, site 2, 1969.
  • <S2> (No record type): Colchester R, A Landscape History of the Parish of Mendlesham, Ms, circa 1977.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS. Air Photograph - OS. 73 095 180, 1973.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Dec 20 1989 12:00AM

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