Monument record NBN 016 - Irregularly shaped Bronze-Age ring ditch.

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Summary

A 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 2610 4329 (27m by 22m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish NEWBOURNE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ring ditch (single). Adjacent to ring ditches NBN 005 & 006 (S1).
A 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, centred on circa TM261432. The ditch is on average 1 metre wide but appears narrower to the north of the site. A possible entrance in the ditch may also be visible on the northern side. The area enclosed is circa 14 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 with which this feature appears to form a group, (see NBN 005, BNB 016) are all of differing sizes. They could be interpreted as 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 (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, 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 2:47PM

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