Monument record BRS 023 - Possible Medieval road, visible as cropmarks.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 40781 89838 (355m by 432m)|
|Civil Parish||BARSHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Cropmarks visible on aerial photographs reveal the location of a possible road of medieval date, Barsham parish, centred approximately on TM 408899. The cropmark is visible for over 500 metres and crosses the current line of Bungay Road on a south-west to north-eastern alignment. The form of the cropmark supports an interpretation of a buried compressed or metalled surface between 3 and 10 metres wide, possibly bounded by drainage ditches. The alignment of the cropmark may support the suggestion that it once met or continued from the former line of Bungay Road (as marked on the First and Second Edition Ordnance Survey maps), although potential destinations in Barsham Marshes are not apparent. A second, shorter stretch of cropmark road is visible to the south, at approximately 90 degrees to the longer cropmark. It is possible that they are related. (S1, S2)
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Record last edited
Jun 17 2013 3:51PM