Monument record BGL 038 - Iron Age ring ditch and rectilinear ditched enclosure.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 25170 43608 (27m by 97m)|
|Civil Parish||BRIGHTWELL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
A ring ditch and rectilinear ditched enclosure of possible later prehistoric date can be seen on aerial photographs about 100 metres to the north of Brightwell Hall, Brightwell parish, at circa TM251435 and TM251436. The ring ditch is on average less than 1 metre wide, enclosing an area circa 15 metres in diameter. The narrow ditch would support an interpretation of the site as the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse, the ditch formed as a drip gulley, although narrow ditches do enclose round barrows of an earlier date. The rectilinear ditched enclosure is only partly visible as a cropmark, the north-eastern corner possibly remaining unfinished. (S1-S3)
- <S1> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2543/17 (4578/12) 28-MAY-1990.
- <S2> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2443/6 (4578/14) 28-MAY-1990.
- <S3> SSF50073 Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2543/20 (4698/27A) 28-MAY-1990.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jun 10 2013 10:58AM