Monument record FEX 059 - Two Bronze-Age ring ditches, visible as cropmarks close to fragmentary cropmarks of a possible ditched field boundary. (BA)

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Summary

Two ring ditches are visible as cropmarks close to the fragmentary cropmarks of a possible ditched field boundary and trackway, to the south of Candlet Road, Felixstowe.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2911 3598 (235m by 190m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM23NE
Civil Parish FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

? Ring ditch, circa 22m in diameter, rectilinear field system. See also Med.
Two ring ditches are visible as cropmarks close to the fragmentary cropmarks of a possible ditched field boundary and trackway, centred on circa TM29163598, in a field between Candlet Road and High Street in Walton, Felixstowe. The easternmost ring ditch is centred on circa TM29163598, has a very narrow ditch at less than 1 metres wide and is approximately 13 metres in diameter. The westernmost is at TM29213598, has a slightly wider ditch at up to 1.5 metres width and is circa 23 metres in diameter. The possible track is visible for circa 20 metres and is roughly 2 metres wide. Both ring ditches and linear features are situated on an area of potentially deeper soils that is showing cropmarks differently to the rest of the field. A probably medieval or post-medieval sand pit can be seen as a cropmark in the same area but has not been transcribed. (S1, S2)

See also Med.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <R1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. AP, NMR 1/90.
  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2936/1 (727/89-90) 22-JUL-1974.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2936/11 (4851/26) 08-JUL-1993.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2014 11:44AM

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