Monument record FTN 010 - Multi-period field system cropmarks

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Summary

A large area of multi-period field system, boundary and trackway cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs. The ring ditch previously recorded under this number is now under FTN 013. Comparison with the 1652 Estate Map of Somerleyton would suggest that at least some of the boundaries relate to the medieval to post medieval landscape, although many, in particular those aligned diagonally to the modern landscape are more likely to be earlier in date, potentially later prehistoric and/or Roman.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5191 9610 (957m by 702m)
Map sheet TM59NW
Civil Parish FLIXTON (NEAR LOWESTOFT), WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (8)

Full Description

Mixture of linear cropmarks and circular enclosure (or large ring ditch) of c.60m diameter, possibly contemporary (S1).2006: Google earth image shows gap (entrance) in circuit on SSE. Possibly linked to adjoining field boundaries and trackway (to NE) (S2).

January 2014. Lothingland, Lowestoft and North Suffolk Coast and Heaths National Mapping Programme.
A large area of multi-period field system, boundary and trackway cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs (S3-S8, S10-S11). The site is centred on TM 5178 9610. The ring ditch previously recorded under this number is now under FTN 013. Comparison with the 1652 Estate Map of Somerleyton (S9) would suggest that at least some of the boundaries relate to the medieval to post medieval landscape, although many, in particular those aligned diagonally to the modern landscape are more likely to be earlier in date, potentially later prehistoric and/or Roman. It is not possible within the current project scope to attempt to refine the phasing of these fragmentary and overlying field systems.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 3rd January 2014.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> Photograph: Air Photographs. NAU, TM 515 963/HXT 4-7, 2/7/96.
  • <S2> Machine readable data file: Website. Google earth image, 2006.
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/LA/21 RP 3045-6 04-JUL-1944 (EHA).
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/58/T/5378 F21 0003-0004 09-AUG-1962 (EHA).
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Airmap86 42 4386183-4386284 01-AUG-1986.
  • <S6> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service NAU HXV8-9 02-JUN-1996.
  • <S7> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery TM 5296 03-AUG-2007 (INFRARED).
  • <S8> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photograph. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 02-JUL-2006 ACCESSED 23-AUG-2013.
  • <S9> Map: 1652. 1652 Estate Map of Somerleyton.
  • <S10> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. CUCAP BYJ2 29-JUN-1976.
  • <S11> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique Aerial Photograph. CUCAP BYJ1-2 29-JUN-1976.

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Record last edited

Sep 18 2014 3:37PM

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