Monument record WLD 008 - The Folly

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Summary

A ring ditch of unknown date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, Waldringfield parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2719 4431 (251m by 144m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish WALDRINGFIELD, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Ring ditch, circa 15m diameter, with two parallel boundary ditches to the N (S1).
Fieldwalked as part of SE Suffolk Survey. Only 1 flint flake recovered from the area. S2
A ring ditch of unknown date and function is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, centred on cica TM271442, Waldringfield parish. The ditch is circa 1.5 metres wide and encloses an area circa 15 metres in diameter. A similar ring ditch is visible circa 210 metres to the south-west. It is possible that both ring ditches are the remains of round houses of later prehistoric date, and are associated with the trackways visible in the immediate area (see NBN 007 and NBN 020). (S3-5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs ACR 14-16.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: ACR 14-16.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Finds Report. Newman, J., SCCAS. Jan 1997.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2644/1/284 (SF1685) 12-JUN-1979.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2644/8 (1767/018) 04-JUN-1980.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 22 2016 4:19PM

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