Monument record ARW 015 - Bronze-Age round barrow or Prehistoric house site.

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Summary

A possible Bronze Age round barrow or prehistoric house site visible on aerial photographs to the north of Erwarton

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2220 3516 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM23NW
Civil Parish ARWARTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Causewayed ring ditch circa 20m diameter, traversed by a field boundary and a possible small (circa 10m) ring ditch on NW side (S1).
A possible Bronze Age round barrow or Prehistoric/Roman hut site is visible as the cropmark of a ring ditch on aerial photographs, located at TM 22203516 in a field to the north of Erwarton. The ring ditch encloses an area of 14m in diameter and a substantial gap is visible on its southern side. (S1-S3) The size of the ring ditch suggests that it could be the site of a small Bronze Age barrow or a possible Prehistoric or Roman hut site. The gap in the ring ditch could represent where the entrance to the hut was located or could represent an entrance to a ritual site. (S4)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Article in serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1977. Colchester Arch Group Bull 20 1977.
  • --- Article in serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1977. Colchester Arch Group Bull 20 1977.
  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (BXI14) 15-JUN-1976.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP BXI 14.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2235/32 (RHF 1933/25) 09-JUN-1980.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2235/17 (4630/83) 30-MAY-1990.
  • <S4> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 03/12/03.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2021 2:39PM

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