Monument record BSM 009 - Smallbridge Farm

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Ring ditch, circa 11m, within ditches of `cursus' - see BSM 008.


Grid reference Centred TL 9188 3325 (21m by 12m)
Map sheet TL93SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Ring ditch, circa 11m diameter, within ditches of `cursus' - see BSM 008. E side `squared' beside black (pit?) cropmark (S1)(R1).

The features visible on OS air photograph 74/090/352 are as follows:- TL 91873324 a ringditch 8.0m in diameter sitting centrally between the parallel lines of a probable cursus 24.0m wide, which terminates in a square south east end at TL 91923322: the north west extremity has been destroyed by gravel workings. The suggested long barrow is part of an "L" shaped gravel spoil heap. These features lie on a gentle southerly slope under winter crop; perambulation failed to produce any surface evidence. See 1:2500 air survey. (S3)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, AP AED 1,13.
  • <R1> (No record type): Colchester Archael Group, Bull 14, 1971, 7, 8, map 5.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: (S1)(S2).
  • <S2> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, AP, CP/97/11/18, June 1997.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. Field Investigator 1 GJM 29-DEC-79.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 12:30PM

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