Monument record GED 024 - Possible ditched enclosure and causeway of unknown date.

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A possible ditched enclosure and causeway to the south of Gedgrave Hall, Gedgrave Parish


Grid reference Centred TM 40780 48492 (215m by 113m)
Map sheet TM44NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A possible double ditched rectangular enclosure and an associated causeway of probable Medieval or Post Medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs to the south-east of Gedgrave Hall, centred on circa TM40774848. The inner ditch, about 8 metres wide, encloses an area of about 70 x 40 metres. A banked area circa 10m wide separates the inner and outer ditches, with the outer ditch measuring circa 4 metres wide. A possible causeway about 6 metres wide can be seen running for about 100 metres towards the south-west from circa TM40774847. The function of this site is not clear from the aerial photographs and the earthworks are somewhat eroded. It is possible that the ditches are simply the remnant of an early drainage system. However, it is also possible that the site is a moated site associated with the medieval settlement at Gedgrave (see GED 001). The features appear to have been mostly ploughed out by 1941. (S1-3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: USAAF. USAAF Air Photograph. US 7PH/GP/LOC132 5015-6 30-DEC-1943.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/929 4447-8 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 240-1 02-MAY-1971.

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2013 9:20AM

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