Monument record TYN 096 - Probable Post Medieval sand pits to the south of Alston Hall, Trimley St Martin
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 26270 36484 (174m by 541m)|
|Civil Parish||TRIMLEY ST MARTIN, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Three probable sand pits are visible as earthworks and cropmarks in fields to the south of Alston Hall, Trimley St Martin, on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. The largest pit, centred on TM 26273627, is visible as an irregular shaped cropmark and a slight earthwork and measures 190m by 80m at its widest points. To the north of this site is a much smaller pit, centred on TM 26223644, measuring roughly 47m by 25m at its widest points. To the north of these is a third roughly sub-circular pit, centred on TM26313670, which has an approximate diameter of 75m. This pit is visible as a large hollow containing trees on photographs from the 1940s, although it is later ploughed out. (S1) (S2) (S3) This third, well defined, pit is recorded on the 1st Edition 25" Ordnance Survey map of circa 1884 as a sand pit which may support the idea that the other, less defined features are also sand pits but of an earlier date. (S4)
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/34 4066-4067 15-AUG-1944.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/115 5074-7075 30-AUG-1948.
- <S3> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2636/1 (956/329) 07-JUN-1976.
- <S4> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
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Record last edited
Oct 21 2004 4:56PM