Monument record IKN 015 - Complex of field boundaries and an enclosure, visible as cropmarks.

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Summary

A complex of linear cropmarks, possibly field boundaries and including an enclosure.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4072 5503 (608m by 701m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM45NW
Civil Parish IKEN, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A complex of largely irregular linear cropmarks which may include two adjoining sub-rectangular fields, approximate dimensions 90 x 70m and 60 x 50m. Also possible trackway (S1).

This site consists of a number of connected linear ditches and banks (the 'enclosures' refered to are actually formed by these linears, an anti-aircraft obstruction recorded separately and ruts due to intensive armoured vehicle training in the area during World War II). Some of the ditches are somewhat sinuous (one forms an elongated enclosure at TM 4052 5518, a second, rectilinear enclosure is visible at TM 40795527) but appear to relate to existing field boundaries and may represent similar boundaries on Iken Heath.The features are visible as earthworks at the end of World War II but are ploughed down by 1953. (S2-3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): RAF, APs 1953, 58/1033 nos 086 & 087.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: RAF 58/1033 nos 086 & 087.
  • <S2> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US/7PH/GP/LOC132 Frame 50056.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK/832 Frames 3151-3152.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 11:04AM

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