Monument record BGL 037 - A possible Iron Age extensive ditched system and trackways, visible as fragmentary cropmarks.

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Summary

A possible extensive ditched field system and trackways are visible as numerous fragmentary cropmarks over an area of circa ?? Hectares, crossing the line of the modern A12 road, Brightwell parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 24653 43798 (1079m by 594m)
Map sheet TM24SW
Civil Parish BRIGHTWELL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A possible extensive ditched co-axial field system and trackways of later prehistoric date are visible as numerous fragmentary cropmarks over an area of circa 30 Hectares, crossing the line of the modern A12 road, Brightwell parish, centred roughly on circa TM246430. The cropmarks are not very coherent, but viewed as a group hint at a possible large-scale organisation of the landscape. They appear to be orientated roughly north-south, east-west, apart from the eastern area of the group where the vertical axis appears to tilt towards the north-east. This organisation may continue to the west (see FXL 045) and south over the Mill River valley (see BGL 040). (S1-S5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/34 4057-8 15-AUG-1944.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2443/4/219 (SF1658) 12-JUL-1979.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2543/17 (4578/12) 28-MAY-1990.
  • <S4> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2543/20 (4698/27A) 28-MAY-1990.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR 2443/5 (4578/11) 28-MAY-1990.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Feb 3 2016 4:31PM

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