Monument record BNT 058 - Prehistoric system of ditched trackways and possible field boundaries.

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A system of ditched trackways and possible field boundaries of probable prehistoric date are visible to the south east of Brantham Hall Farm, Brantham parish


Grid reference Centred TM 12269 33770 (563m by 437m)
Map sheet TM13SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A series of ditched trackways of probable prehistoric or Roman date are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs, to the south east of Brantham Hall Farm, centred on circa TM12313372, Brantham parish. The trackways appear to form the basis of a coaxial field system and are arranged on a north-east to south-west axis. The trackways cross the paths of a second, more regular series of cropmarks in several places. This more regular system follows the alignment of the current field system and is probably Post-Medieval in date (see BNT 014). An interpretation based on the air-photo evidence alone suggests that as the trackway based system does not appear to relate to the existing field system, it would probably be of late prehistoric date. The 1992 SAU excavation evidence would also appear to confirm that the more regular system is later in date (see BNT 014 for more details).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU AJF 2-3.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM1234-1 (956/432-8) 07-JUN-1976.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 14 2013 11:27AM

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