Monument record KIR 002 - Prehistoric field boundaries, trackways and enclosures, visible as cropmarks.

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Summary

Possible ditched field boundaries, trackways and enclosures of probable late prehistoric date are visible on aerial photographs as cropmarks, Kirton parish

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 275 405 (848m by 765m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish KIRTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Crop marks of extensive settlement, ditches and pits. Note Early IA sherds in sand pit across road to S (S1)(S2).
Area of cropmarks shown on HER map extended eastwards after (S3). See also KIR 009.
Extensive ditched features, including possible field boundaries, trackways and enclosures of probable late prehistoric date are visible on aerial photographs as cropmarks, centred approximately on TM27394048 in Kirton parish. Although cropmarks are visible extending over more than circa 25 hectares, variable soil depth makes definite sites and features difficult to interpret and many of the cropmarks are probably geological in origin and some linear, north-south ditches are post-medieval in date (S?). The possible prehistoric field boundaries are orientated on a predominantly north-east to south-west axis, an irregular trackway crossing this area from west to east before turning to the south-east and potentially reappearing as KIR 053.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs AFZ 10,11.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP ASK 20; SAU AFZ 10, 11; Essex C C CP/96/16/7.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP ASK 20.
  • <S3> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, Strachan D, AP, CP/96/16/7, June 1996.
  • <S4> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/34 3063 15-AUG-1944.
  • <S5> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 5228 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S6> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 543/2326 408-9 23-JUL-1963.
  • <S7> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2740/15 (26929/07) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S8> Photograph: OS, AP. OS 92/364 166 27-JUN-1992.
  • <S9> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2740/7 (1845/015) 31-JUL-1980.
  • <S10> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2740/9 (1832/466) 31-JUL-1980.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2014 11:58AM

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