Monument record NBN 005 - Small, irregularly shaped Bronze-Age ring ditch of unknown function, visible as a cropmark.

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Summary

A small and somewhat irregularly shaped ring ditch of unknown date and function is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, to the west of Newbourne village, Newbourne parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2609 4331 (27m by 25m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish NEWBOURNE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ring ditch - small, circa 10m diameter (single)(S1). One of group of three in same field (also NBN 06 & 016) with more in field to S (NBN 002-004 & 022) & N (NBN 001).
A small and somewhat irregularly shaped ring ditch of unknown date and function is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, to the west of Newbourne village, Newbourne parish. The ditch is on average 1 metre wide but appears narrower to the north of the site. A possible entrance or irregularity in the ditch may also be seen on the northern side. The area enclosed is circa 8 metres in diameter. It is not possible to confidently ascribe a date or function to this feature from the aerial photographs alone, particularly as the ring ditches which appear to form a group with this site (see NBN 006, BNB 016) are all of differing diameters. The may form a small barrow cemetery group or an unenclosed settlement of later prehistoric date, possibly associated with the field system to the south-west (NBN ???). (S2)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> (No record type): Post Office Research Centre, Martlesham Heath, AP, Run 1, HSL UK 70 1034 26 June 1970, photo 0150, (.
  • <S1> (No record type): AP, AGK 22.
  • <M1> (No record type): AP: AGK 22.
  • <S2> Photograph: OS, AP. OS OS/66189 180-1 23-JUL-1966.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 20 2013 2:29PM

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