Monument record BTY 009 - Causewayed enclosure and interrupted ditch system, visible as cropmarks, of unknown date.

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Summary

Cropmark of semi-circular interrupted ?ditch system, circa 60m diameter N-S.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1146 3922 (44m by 57m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM13NW
Civil Parish BENTLEY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Cropmark of semi-circular interrupted ?ditch system, circa 60m diameter N-S. Open on NW side. Unusual appearance of cropmark matched by second irregular? cropmark to S in same field, suggests possibly modern or natural (S1). Not visible on SCC vertical cover. Short discussion in (S2). AP transcription by RCHME in July 1996 (file ref AF1053234).

1996: Air photographic survey by RCHME identified a causewayed enclosure, which has a very regular subcircular shape which is 60m across and is enclosed by a single segmented ditch. Approx two thirds of the assumed complete enclosure are visible and in its complete state would have enclosed an area of about 0.28ha. To the south of the enclosure is a second area of cropmarks with a similar appearance to those of the enclosure described aboce. These features are likely to be Medieval or later pits. One irregular, curved ditch may form part of a second enclosure. Lying within the main enclosure are two, regular, rectilinear features which are also though to be Medieval or later gravel pits (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs AUL 20,21, 1968.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP AUL 20,21.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Oswald, A., Dyer, C. & Barber, M.. 2001. The Creation of Monuments: Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures in the British Isles. Pages 73, 130 & 155.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Dyer, C.. 1996. The Possible Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure at Bentley, Suffolk. Industry and Enclosure in the Neolithic.

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Record last edited

Mar 9 2018 9:36AM

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