Monument record SLY 051 - Probable Bronze Age round barrow, Shotley.

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Probable Bronze Age round barrow, Shotley.


Grid reference Centred TM 2432 3428 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet TM23SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Ring ditch shown as cropmark, about 30m diameter (S1).
A probable Bronze Age round barrow is visible as a cropmark in Shotley parish, centred on TM 24303429. The cropmark is roughly circular, and measures circa 20m in diameter. The cropmark is visible in a range of photographs over a number of years and appears to have a relatively wide ditch, up to approximately 3.5m in width. The width of the ditch and the diameter of the ring suggests that this feature is probably the site of a bronze age barrow, rather than a late prehistoric round-house. This feature is surrounded by a variety of cropmarks, including medieval or post-medieval field boundaries (SLY 044) and late prehistoric or Roman trackways and enclosures (ARW 020). (S2, S3).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): McMasters, I.. McMasters Mrs I, AP 44 & 45, 1990.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: Mrs I McMasters 44 & 45.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2434/14-5 (NMR 4631/03-4) 30-MAY-1990.
  • <S3> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2434/23-4 (NMR 4851/12-3) 08-JUL-1993.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1977. Colchester Arch Group Bull 20 1977.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 30 2021 12:53PM

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