Monument record BSD 006 - Extensive cropmarks of various features

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Summary

Extensive cropmarks of field boundaries, trackway, enclosures, a round barrow and a wood boundary of a multi-period date

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 127 402 (1008m by 667m)
Map sheet TM14SW
Civil Parish BELSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Ditch systems, mainly rectilinear, continuing S from BSD 005 (S1).

Extensive cropmarks of field boundaries, trackway, enclsoures, a round barrow and a wood boundary of a multi-period date. The round barrow is 17m in diameter, with no entrances or internal features. The enclosure is incomplete and is on a different orientation to the surrounding field boundaries and is crossed by a narrow trackway which runs on a south-west - north-east orientation. The enclosure is at least 100m by 73m. A long wide ditch than is visible for over 300m is thought to be a former wood boundary, although there is no evidence on the 1st-3rd Edition OS mapping for a wood in this area, there are woods to the south and east of the cropmarks. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council). December 2014. (S3-S6)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. OS/80/104/001-002, 3-Jun-80 (EHA).
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1240/13-14, 22-Jul-2003 (EHA).
  • <S5> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1340/2/247-248, 7-Jul-75 (EHA).
  • <S6> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1240/4, TM1240/5, 22-Jul-2003 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2016 2:41PM

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