Monument record BUC 050 - Bronze-Age ring ditch, visible as a cropmark.

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Summary

A ring ditch of about 23 metres diameter is visible as a cropmark about 470 metres to the south west of Bucklesham County Primary School, Bucklesham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2554 4163 (39m by 36m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish BUCKLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ring ditch, circa 25m diameter (S1). One of two in same field (also BUC 049). Also small oval enclosure(?), BUC 051.
A ring ditch of about 23 metres diameter is visible as a cropmark about centred on circa TM255416, 470 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> (No record type): 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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Record last edited

Sep 26 2014 11:58AM

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