Monument record MTT 038 - Post Medieval filed boundaries, trackway and peat cutting, visible as cropmarks.

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Field boundaries, a trackway and probable evidence for peat cutting are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs on the edge of Benstead Marshes, Mettingham parish.


Grid reference Centred TM 36848 90799 (151m by 199m)
Map sheet TM39SE


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Full Description

Ditched boundaries, a possible trackway and extraction pits visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs may provide evidence for small scale peat cutting on the edge of Benstead Marshes, Mettingham parish, at approximately TM 368907. The cropmarks are on the north-eastern side of Low road, on either side of a track leading to Bridge Farm, the line of which continues to the south-west up the centre of a dry valley to Mettingham village. A track or causeway (MTT 040) continues across the marshes to the north-east of Bridge Farm. It is possible that the peat extracted on this site was supplied to Mettingham and across the county boundary into Norfolk.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3690/2 (NLA 9997) 31-JUL-1975.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 20 2013 1:00PM

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