I am new to this so please be gentle!
As one of the local historians for Brandon in Suffolk I have been asked to
discover whether an old wall that forms part of the boundary of the Town Orchard
is in fact part of a mediaeval town wall. I have not been able to find any
evidence of this on any old maps (the earliest I have found is from the early
1800s) and was wondering what physical clues there might be that would indicate
whether this old town legend has any foundation in truth. One possible
suggestion is that it was part of the emparkment of the manor perhaps undertaken at
some point by the monks of Ely who were granted the manor in the late 10th
century. The reason for urgency is that the orchard is soon to become a nature
reserve. If this wall is indeed the town wall we can get a £20,000 grant for
its restoration - if we cannot prove anything then it will be torn down and
replaced with a modern one.
I hope you can help.