Monument record BGL 042 - A Prehistoric curvilinear ditch enclosing Sheepdrift Cottage, possibly the remains of a D-shaped curvilinear enclosure.
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 25324 44246 (92m by 105m)|
|Civil Parish||BRIGHTWELL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
A curvilinear ditch enclosing Sheepdrift Cottage visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of a D-shaped or curvilinear enclosure of possible prehistoric date, centred on circa TM253442 on Britghtwell Heath, Brightwell parish. The ditch is approximately 5 metres wide and forms the north-western part of a semi-circular boundary enclosing the more regular grounds of Sheepdrift Cottage. It may be present on the eastern part of the boundary but is obscured by tree cover. This semi-circular boundary across the Heath is marked on both the First and Second Edition Ordnance Survey maps (S1, S2), and may be boundary of a plantation of post-medieval date. However the presence of 3 barrows within the area enclosed may support the interpretation of the area as a focus for prehistoric activity. The curvilinear enclosure is now part of Sheepdrift Farm. (S1)
- <S1> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80 5131-2 28-JUL-1948.
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Record last edited
Jun 10 2013 11:00AM