Monument record FEX 066 - Concentric Bronze-Age ring ditch, visible as a cropmark.

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Summary

A concentric ring ditch of unknown date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark to the east of Gulpher Hall, Felixstowe parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3101 3676 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TM33NW
Civil Parish FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Ring ditch or small circular enclosure, outer ring circa 40m in diameter, with a concentric inner ditch. Close to a second ring ditch, FEX 065 (S1).
A concentric ring ditch of unknown date, probably the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark circa 500 metres to the east of Gulpher Hall, Felixstowe parish, centred on circa TM31013676. The outermost ditch up to 2 metres wide and is circa 35 metres in diameter. There is at least 1 and possibly 2 internal ditches. They are partly obscured by the cropmarks of frost cracking in this area but appear to be off-centre and less regular in shape than the outer ditch. S1 may show evidence for a narrow internal bank. The multiple ditches may be evidence of the expansion of a round barrow. Three other ring ditches can be seen in this area (see FEX 065, FEX 259, FEX 260). (S1-S3)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, AP AGK 19.
  • <M1> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. AP: AGK 19.
  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3136/1 (SFU 11565/GK/19) 1-JUL-1977.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3136/14 (1832/436) 31-JUL-1980.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3136/27 (21699/35) 13-AUG-2002.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 17 2013 4:35PM

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