Downham High Warren, High Lodge
Santon Downham, Suffolk

Site Code
ESF23630
OASIS Number
242983
Site Type
Other Survey
Period
Bronze Age, Medieval, Post Medieval,
Report Number
2016_032

Summary

A Rapid Archaeological Investigation Survey was undertaken within an area of Forestry Commission land centred on the High Lodge Visitor Centre, Santon Downham, Suffolk. The aim of the survey was to inform proposals for the creation of a multi-user heritage trail. Three proposed 5km trials were surveyed and a number of earthworks of potentially archaeological origin were recorded. The majority of these had been identified by previous surveys and are recorded on the County Historic Environment Record. Newly identified features that have been submitted to the HER for inclusion consisted of two extraction pits (?19th century), a possible prehistoric burial mound, a series of post-medieval field or plantation boundaries, and two further banks that are possibly related to the known warren banks.