Record Details

NHER Number:36830
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post-medieval clay pit


A post-medieval clay pit, depicted on historical 19th and 20th century maps and associated with a former brickworks to its south (Suffolk HER ELV 052), survives as an earthwork. It was identified by a Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey that took place in 2001, and is also visible on imagery derived from a lidar survey flown in 2015.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8406 8103
Map Sheet:TL88SW

Full description

2001. Walkover Survey.
Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey.
Large pit associated with brickworks (site of).
See report (S1) for further details.
D. Gurney (NLA), 12 February 2002.

January 2019. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The post-medieval clay pit described above is visible as an earthwork on imagery from a recent lidar survey (S2). As it is depicted on historical maps, it lies outside the scope of the survey and has not been mapped on the project layer. The extent of this site, however, has been amended, to better reflect its location and extent as shown by both the historical maps and the lidar survey [1].
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 7 January 2019.

Monument Types

  • BRICKEARTH PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICKWORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bales, E. and Pendleton, C. 2001. Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey for Forest Enterprise. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 2001/93.
<S2>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Thetford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

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