Monument record BUC 052 - Ring ditch of unknown date, visible as a cropmark.

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Summary

A ring ditch circa 25 metres in diameter is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, about 250 metres to the north-east of Pyghtle Cottage, Bucklesham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2554 4143 (26m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish BUCKLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ring ditch complex, circa 25m diameter, possible causeway facing S (S1). Within extinct field system with possible second ring ditch to the NE.
A ring ditch circa 25 metres in diameter is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, centred on circa TM255414, about 250 metres to the north-east of Pyghtle Cottage, Bucklesham parish. The ditch is on average 1 metre 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, although the ditch is rather narrow and may be respected by a nearby cropmark field boundary, the absence of an entrance makes the latter ore probable. (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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: Essex County Council. 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 12:03PM

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