Monument record BUC 049 - Ring ditch of unknown date, visible as a cropmark.

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Summary

A ring ditch of about 19 metres diameter is visible as a cropmark about 430 metres to the south west of Bucklesham County Primary School, Bucklesham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2550 4162 (44m by 26m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish BUCKLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ring ditch, circa 19m diameter (S1). One of two in same field (also BUC 050). Also small oval enclosure(?), BUC 051.
A ring ditch of about 17 metres diameter is visible as a cropmark about centred on circa TM255416, 430 metres to the south west of Bucklesham County Primary School, Bucklesham parish. The ditch is on average 1.5 metres wide and contains no apparent breaks or entrances. The most likely interpretations for such a ring ditches is either as the remains of a round house of later prehistoric date or a round barrow of Bronze Age date. In this instance the absence of an entrance makes the latter is more probable. (S2, S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): AP: (S1).
  • <S1> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex County Council (Strachen D), AP, CP/96/15/9, 13 June 1996.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 (PART 1) 5231-2 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2541/24 (EXC 16928/09) 13-JUN-1996.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 26 2014 12:00PM

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