Monument record SUT 150 - Post Medieval quarry pits, near Sutton Hall, Sutton
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 30618 45363 (176m by 132m)|
|Civil Parish||SUTTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
A number of probable Post Medieval quarry pits are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, centred on TM 30654536. The pits vary in size and shape, the smallest being roughly 10m by 5m and the largest being roughly 51m by 30m. They also vary in shape from fairly regular to highly irregular shapes. They are interspersed with the cropmarks of the probable Iron Age or Roman settlement (see SUT 022) (S1-S2). The pits are not recorded on the 1st or 2nd edition Ordnance Survey 25" maps of circa 1884 and 1904, suggesting that they may be of an earlier date (S3-S4). They may be small sand or gravel pits or clay pits, although the Victoria County History records that the nearby Roman coin hoard was discovered by labourers "in digging for coprolites (in 1870?)" which may account for the quarry pits in the vicinity (S5).
- <S1> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3045/17 (1767/108) 04-JUN-1980.
- <S2> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3045/8 (4529/85) 14-JUL-1989.
- <S3> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
- <S4> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". circa 1904.
- <S5> SSF54455 Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 318.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jan 28 2013 11:11AM