Monument record SUT 147 - Post Medieval clay pit and possible foundations of associated building, Sutton parish
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 30312 45330 (128m by 358m)|
|Civil Parish||SUTTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
A Post Medieval clay pit and the foundations of a possible associated building are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, centred on TM 30304540 . The clay pit consists of a hollow, roughly 95m in diameter, centred on TM 30274549. From the hollow described above a narrow extension of the pit runs south for roughly 289m, from TM 30314543 to TM 30344515. This linear pit measures 27m across at its widest point. Clay extracted from the pit would have been used at the adjacent brick kiln, marked on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25" map of circa 1884 (S1) (see SUT 104). Between the hollow and the linear extension of the pit, a regular arrangement of low banks is visible, centred on TM 30274542. The banks appear to form a rectangular enclosure, roughly 27m by 10m, with other banks forming internal divisions (S2). It is likely that the banks are the overgrown foundations of a building which may have been associated with the clay pit or brick kiln, although no building is visible at this location on any of the historic maps. The clay pit is marked as "old clay pit" on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition map of circa 1884 (S1), suggesting that the pit had gone out of use some time before the survey. (S2-S4)
- <S1> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 23-SEP-1945.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/133 PtIII 5261-5262 30-AUG-1948.
- <S4> SSF50066 Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 140-141 02-MAY-1971.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jan 28 2013 11:02AM