Monument record NAC 038 - Possible Bronze-Age barrow or Prehistoric or Roman hut site.

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A possible Bronze Age barrow or Later Prehistoric or Roman hut site is visible on aerial photographs in Nacton parish


Grid reference Centred TM 2193 4091 (101m by 100m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Single ring ditch, circa 20-25m diameter, shown as cropmark. Also two sets of parallel linear ditches, possibly trackways (S1). Exact location of ring ditch checked against points on 1986 vertical AP, probably at position cited but possibly slightly to NW at TM 2196 4093. Latter position confirmed by (S2).
A possible Bronze Age round barrow or Later Prehistoric or Roman hut circle is visible as the cropmark of a ring ditch on aerial photographs, centred on TM 21974090 to the north of Nacton village. The ring ditch is 17m in diameter and could possibly represent a large Later Prehistoric or Roman hut circle or a small Bronze Age round barrow. There is a barrow cemetery to the north of the site at the other side of the railway (S2). (S3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): McMasters, I.. McMasters Mrs I, AP 14, 1979.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: McMasters Mrs I, 14; CUCAP CME 64.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (CME64) 18-JUN-1980.
  • <S3> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 16/06/03.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 25 2014 3:41PM

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