Monument record SOL 042 - Site of probable post medieval clay extraction pits

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Areas of probable post medieval extraction are visible alongside the River Waveney as earthworks and vegetation marks on aerial photographs. They may relate to clay extraction associated with the nearby Somerleyton Brickworks (SHER SOL 025).


Grid reference Centred TM 4786 9608 (924m by 606m)
Map sheet TM49NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

December 2013. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
Probable extraction pits are visible as vegetation marks and slight earthworks on aerial photographs (S1)-(S4). Five areas of probable extraction are visible, stretching between TM 4775 9617 and TM 4861 9574. Given their location on alluvial clays, they seem most likely to relate to clay extraction, probably associated with the nearby post medieval Somerleyton Brickworks (SHER SOL 025).
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 17th December 2013.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1716 RS 4171-4172 06-SEP-1946 (EHA).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/540/465 RP 3121-3122 20-APR-1951 (EHA).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap71 49 49710830-49718431 28-MAR-1971.
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS/96583 V 107-108 30-MAY-1996 (EHA).

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Record last edited

May 18 2020 5:52PM

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