Monument record BUC 069 - Extensive Medieval ditched field system, visible as cropmarks.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 23924 42462 (594m by 516m)|
|Civil Parish||BRIGHTWELL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
|Civil Parish||BUCKLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Extensive ditched field systems of probable medieval or later date can be seen as cropmarks on aerial photographs to the north of Bucklesham, Bucklesham parish, centred on circa TM240424. A number of conflicting orientations are apparent suggesting multiple phases of enclosure are present. Several cropmark boundaries are on a similar alignment to, and appear to meet, the extent boundaries at circa TM239423. These also follow the line of the parish boundary to connect with the remains of boundaries marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1884, but since removed. A section of ditched trackway also matches that shown on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1904. This supports an interpretation of a possible medieval or post-medieval date for their creation. An irregular field and track system centred on circa TM240423 however, does not follow the same orientation and appears much less regular in form. It is possible this dates from an earlier, possibly later prehistoric phase of land use.
- <S1> SSF50025 Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2442/6 (EXC 16930/01) 13-JUN-1996.
- <S2> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2442/3/200 (SF1658) 12-JUL-1979.
- <S3> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2442/3/192 (SF1658) 12-JUL-1979.
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Record last edited
Jun 19 2013 11:10AM