Monument record BUC 015 - Prehistoric field system, enclosures and trackways, visible as cropmarks.

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Summary

Ditched rectilinear enclosures, field boundaries and trackways of probable later prehistoric or Roman date can be seen as cropmarks to the south of Bucklesham village, Bucklesham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2382 4144 (743m by 730m)
Map sheet TM24SW
Civil Parish BUCKLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Three sub-square enclosures, one with associated trackway (extending into BUC 012), field systems, burnt stones, struck flints scattered over field (S1). 1991: Sub-square enclosure in SE corner of field, circa 110m diameter confirmed by excavation of enclosure ditches at TM 2414 4113 & 2402 4112 and by internal features - see BUC 029. N & W sides of this enclosure visible on Aps, E & S masked by Levington Lane & field boundary. Excavation of E ditch noted above. S edge of field has a double bank & ditch - ?surviving enclosure earthworks (S2).
Ditched rectilinear enclosures, field boundaries and trackways of probable prehistoric date can be seen as cropmarks to the south of Bucklesham village, Bucklesham parish, centred on circa TM239413. The three sub-square enclosures described above are probably those at circa TM240413, TM239413 and TM240411. The NMP surveyhas identified a further rectilinear enclosure at circa TM240412. The sub-square enclosure at the south-eastern corner of the field (TM240411) is different in character to the other enclosures, being more curvilinear in form. The ditch of this enclosure may also be interupted in a number of causeways, possibly with evidence for an extenal palisade trench. This feature could predate it's neighbours, potentially dating to the Neolithic or early Bronze Age period. The northernmost of the enclosures may be alinged upon a ditched trackway that is visible for circa 750 metres, but the relationship between the enclosure and track is unclear. (S1-S11)

1976: Mention of two rectangular prehistoric enclosures (S12)(S13).

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs ACX 8,9,11.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: (S)(S3).
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24SW38.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU (Newman J), site report BUC 029, July 1991.
  • <S3> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, APs, CP/97/34/27-30, & CP/97/36/34-35, July 1997.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/22 4056-7 06-JUL-1944.
  • <S5> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/699 5087-9 31-MAY-1951.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2441/10 27-JUL-1979.
  • <S7> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2341/4 (1766/434) 04-JUN-1980.
  • <S8> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2441/39 (21366/15) 30-JUL-2001.
  • <S9> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2441/34 (RHF 19515/01) 21-JUL-1978.
  • <S10> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2441/30 (RHF 19508/34) 16-AUG-1983.
  • <S11> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2441/44 (21335/03) 30-JUL-2001.
  • <S12> Unpublished document: Martin, E.. 1976. Prehistoric Crop-Mark Sites in Suffolk.
  • <S13> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 23 2018 11:53AM

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