Monument record KIR 015 - Ring ditch of unknown date, possibly the remains of a Bronze-Age round barrow, visible as a cropmark.

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A ring ditch approximately 15 metres in diameter, possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible as cropmark on aerial photographs in Kirton parish.


Grid reference Centred TM 2847 3996 (14m by 14m) Approximate
Map sheet TM23NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Cropmark - ring ditch, approximately 25m in diameter with dark central blob. Site within complex of field boundaries (KIR 016). Ring ditch itself possibly within enclosure land bisected by further field/enclosure boundary (S1).
A ring ditch is visible as a slightly irregularly shaped cropmark, enclosing an area between 11 and 13 metres in diameter, centred on circa TM28473996 in Kirton parish. The ditch appears to be approximately 1 metre wide, although it is difficult to be more precise as crop patterns on the photograph partially obscure the archaeological feature. A central cut feature may be present but is unclear for the same reason. This may be the remains of a Bronze Age barrow. (S2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP CJG 5.
  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP CJG 5, July 1979.
  • <S2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2840/5 (1658/144) 30-JUL-2001.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 12:39PM

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