Monument record SUE 012 - Oval enclosure, Valley Farm

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A ditched oval enclosure is visible as a cropmark to the east of Valley farm in Sudbourne parish.


Grid reference Centred TM 4391 5320 (15m by 25m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM45SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

?Oval `ring ditch' within (?settlement) cropmark complex SUE 002 (S1). For other ring ditches, see SUE 013-017.

A cropmark of a possible oval ditched enclosure of unknown date can be seen on aerial photographs of 1959 (S1). The enclosure is oriented roughly north to south and is circa 10 x 5 metres in size, with an area of just under 50 sq m. The ditch is between 1 and 1.5m thick.

1978: Small oval in a large complex site with tracks, ring ditches etc. approx 25m long (S2).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> (No record type): Loveday, .. Loveday, 1985, 174.
  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs YJ 26, 27, 1959.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP YJ 26,27.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Record last edited

May 1 2018 2:57PM

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