Monument record BUC 025 - Probable round barrow, visible as a ring ditch cropmark.

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Summary

The remains of a probable round barrow can be seen as a ring ditch cropmark circa 450 metres to the north of Bucklesham, Bucklesham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2417 4257 (44m by 41m)
Map sheet TM24SW
Civil Parish BUCKLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Ring ditch. Single circle, circa 30m diameter, within & to NE of cropmark complex BUC 012 (S1).
Formerly part of BUC 012.
The remains of a probable round barrow can be seen as a ring ditch cropmark, circa 450 metres to the north of Bucklesham village, Bucklesham parish, at TM241425. The ditch is on average approximately 4 metres in width, enclosing an area circa 24 metres in diameter. The crop within the central area appears paler than that of the surrounding area on many of the available images. This may indicate a compacted or embanked area, possibly supporting the interpretation of this site as a barrow. The ring ditch appears to be respected by the extensive cropmark complex to the south (BUC 069) which is probably largely medieval or later in origin, potentially indicating the monuments survival as an earthwork at this time. (S4-6)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs ACQ 24, 25, ACU 3-5, July 1976.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: SAU ACQ 24, 25, ACU 3-5; CUCAP CJB 67.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP CJB 67, 27 June 1979.
  • <S3> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, Strachan D, AP, CP/96/18/1, June 1996.
  • <S4> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2442/6 (EXC 16930/01) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2442/3/200 (SF1658) 12-JUN-1979.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2442/3/192 (SF1658) 12-JUL-1979.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 26 2014 11:38AM

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