Monument record STT 004 - Rectilinear pattern of ditches overlying(?) ring ditches and henge

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Summary

Rectilinear pattern of ditches overlying(?) ring ditches and henge, STT 004- 005, 007-010. Partly Scheduled area. This possible field system has been re-numbered STT 065.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 322 449 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM34SW
Civil Parish SHOTTISHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Rectilinear pattern of ditches overlying(?) ring ditches and henge, STT 004- 005, 007-010. Characteristic of a regular aggregate field system and likely to be of BA or later Preh date. There is some evidence that the ring ditches (barrows?) and henge were visible as earthworks when the system was laid out, since several of the field ditches are aligned on, or otherwise respect them. Field shapes are roughly rectangular or trapezoidal, varying in size from around 50m by 100m up to 100m by 225m, and are laid out on and at right angles to a NNE-SSW axis quite different from both the modern field boundaries and those of an earlier field system recorded in a survey of 1631 (actually in part quite close to the 1631 survey! - CP). Trackway defined by roughly parallel ditches between 5m and 10m aparat run between some of the fields.
Worked flints and several BA or IA sherds were found on the field during systematic fieldwalking (S1).
Note fieldwalking survey (also?) carried out by John Newman (S2). Relates to adjoining field system, STT 016.

September 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The complex of field boundaries, possible trackways and enclosures described above are visible on aerial photographs (S5)-(S14) and have been re-numbered separately as SHER STT 065.
A late prehistoric date has tentatively been suggested for them in the light of their apparent relationship with the barrow cemetery recorded as SHER STT 064.
E. Ford (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 24th September 2015.

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file: scheduling information (S1).
  • <S1> (No record type): English Heritage, scheduling information, January 1998.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, SE Suffolk survey archive.
  • <S3> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs, YJ 65-69, 72, AFM 30 (1965-1969?).
  • <S4> (No record type): Scarfe N, The Suffolk Landscape, 1972, plate 9.
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/79 V 5067-5068 27-JUL-1948 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/58/113 V 5208-5209 30-AUG-1948 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S7> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP ADK13-14 15-JUN-1961 (Print).
  • <S8> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP AFM 30 15-JUN-1962 (Print).
  • <S9> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP YJ65-72 17-JUN-1969 (Print).
  • <S10> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. SFU 11548/CR/11-12 21-JUL-1975 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S11> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. NMR 4364/05-06 28-MAY-1990 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S12> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. NMR 4578/18-19 28-MAY-1990 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S13> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. NMR 24042/12-18 17-AUG-2005 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S14> Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. NMR 24053/23-31 17-AUG-2005 (EHA Original Print).

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Jun 10 2020 1:50PM

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