Monument record KIR 004 - Trapezoidal ditched enclosure, Kirton Hall (NW of)

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Summary

A large trapezoidal ditched enclosure can be seen on air photographs as cropmarks circa 400 metres to the north-west of Kirton Hall, Kirton parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 264 400 (91m by 170m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish KIRTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Large trapezoid enclosure. Small long rectangular enclosure? To SE. Entrance at S end (S1)(S2)(S5).
A large trapezoidal ditched enclosure of unknown date, roughly 85 metres by 50 metres in size, can be seen on air photographs as cropmarks circa 400 metres to the north-west of Kirton Hall, centred on circa TM26464004, Kirton parish. A possible annexe to the enclosure can be seen extending for approximately 70 metres to the south of the main enclosure. Numerous smaller enclosures, possible field boundaries and a trackway can be seen in the immediate area to the east and west (see KIR?). It is not possible to confidently ascribe a date to the enclosures but they do not appear to relate the modern field system and may predate them by some time, potentially originating in the later prehistoric period. (S3, S4)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, APs ACQ 17, 18.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: (S1)(S2)(S3).
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP, BUZ 47.
  • <S3> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, AP, CP/97/37/8-11, July 1997.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM2640/20 (EXC 19116/09) 23-JUL-1997.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2640/1 (956/250) 07-JUN-1976.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Martin, E.. 1976. Prehistoric Crop-Mark Sites in Suffolk.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Record last edited

May 3 2018 4:17PM

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