Monument record MDM 119 - Ditched boundaries of a possible Medieval field system, visible as faint cropmarks.

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Summary

The ditched boundaries of a possibly medieval field system can be seen as faint cropmarks on aerial photographs to the immediate north-west of Botwrights farm, Mendham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 28062 82455 (301m by 1323m)
Map sheet TM28SE
Civil Parish MENDHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The ditched boundaries of a possibly medieval field system can be seen as faint cropmarks on aerial photographs to the immediate north-west of Botwrights farm, Mendham parish. Although not marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of circa 1884, the earthworks fit into the 19th century field pattern well, a pattern which probably originates from the medieval or post-medieval period. This is particularly noticeable to the north-western side of the site where a ditch or hollow-way parallels the line of an extant field boundary, possibly marking the route of a trackway. (S1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 540/465 3102-3 20-APR-1951.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 11:00AM

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