Land holdings of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Upper Hollesley Common
Hollesley, Suffolk

Site Code
HLY 107
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Site Type
Other Survey
Medieval, Post Medieval, Modern,
Report Number


A map, aerial photographic and landscape survey was completed on land at Hollesley Common, owned and managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. This work identified previously unknown earthworks relating to two periods, with sites relating to activity from the 1st and 2nd World Wars seen to overlie earlier features of a medieval and post medieval date.

This work was carried out as part of a project designed to provide an assessment of suitable methodologies for use in large area of forest and heathland. It was shown that archaeological sites could be identified and surveyed with enough accuracy to provide useful GIS base maps, which in turn can be used to risk assess conservation management and habitat creation work. The aim is to minimise potential conflicts of interest in future work and highlight the archaeological potential of such areas.