Monument record KIR 045 - Triple concentric ditched ring ditch of unknown date, visible as a cropmark.

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A triple concentric ditched ring-ditch of unknown date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs approximately 1 kilometre to the north-west of Kirton Hall, Kirton parish.


Grid reference Centred TM 25934 40111 (26m by 28m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A ring ditch of unknown date is visible on aerial photographs, three concentric ditches visible as cropmarks centred on circa TM25934011, in Kirton parish. At its widest point the outermost ring ditch about 1.5 metres wide and circa 23 metres in diameter. The two inner ditches are similar widths and circa 18 and 8 metres in diameter. The function and date of the ring ditch is unclear, but it may be the remains of a Bronze Age barrow which has been increased in size on one or more occasions. Alternatively, the site may have an association with the undated enclosure complex less than 100 metres to the south west (see SNH 029). (S1, S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2540/1 (956/245-9) 07-JUN-1976.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM2640/11 (1658/90) 12-JUL-1979.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 12:51PM

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