Monument record WNG 022 - Relatively substantial earthwork bank to E of similar sized banks

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Summary

Relatively substantial earthwork bank to E of similar sized banks,

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 750 837 (252m by 301m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SE
Civil Parish WANGFORD, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Relatively substantial earthwork bank to E of similar sized banks, WNG 021. Between 1-2m high and 25-35m wide. Grass, nettle and small shrub covered. Laterally bisected by Wangford to Lakenheath Road. N half partially in encroaching woodland with active dump to E and cultivated field to W. S half in between cultivated fields (S1).
`Slighter (?) bank formerly visible to NW and plotted on OS 1:2500 map, revised in July 1974, between WNG 021 and N end of surviving bank with further adjoining arm extending N (S3). These `slighter' banks are now ploughed virtually flat (S1).
These earthworks appear to form part of the boundaries of `Dry Close', which together with WNG 021 were the only arable fields shown on the 1842 Tithe Map. Probably built as a rabbit barrier. The fields to S & E are marked as `Warren' (S4).
November 1975: Fields to N (N, E & W of Sayers Carr) `lightly covered with Med sherds, few flakes, RB tile ... including Samian sherd & two iron pieces' (S2).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Pendleton C, site report, September 1988 & November 1988.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: site report, copy (S2).
  • <S2> (No record type): MIHLM, 6 inch record map, 2/11/1975 entry.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, TL 7483-7583, 1975.
  • <S4> Map: 1842. Wangford Tithe Map. Tithe Map, Wangford, 1842.

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Mar 28 2019 1:49PM

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