Monument record RLM 007 - Site of previously recorded prehistoric ring ditches, now RLM 062

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Summary

The site of two previously recorded prehistoric barrows, now reinterpreted as forming part of a Second World War gun emplacements (RLM 062).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 323 529 (29m by 28m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM35SW
Civil Parish RENDLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1 or possibly 2 ploughed tumuli. Possibly other features on this field, NW of church. Full circle
20m diameter, half circle 15-20m diameter (S1).

The western complete ring located as plotted by Rog Palmer for Rendlesham survey in 2008 and c. 18m in diameter, also visible in magnetometry survey on the west side of an irregular, roughly D-shaped enclosure. The second, 30m to the east, is plotted as discontinuous segments, c. 15m diameter. Magnetometry shows an oval enclosure overlapping with this feature.

May 2015. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
Assessment of the historic aerial photographs (S2) for this site has indicated that these ring ditches formed part of Second World War gun emplacements and not prehistoric barrows, see RLM 062 for details of the defences.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 1st May 2015.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP CQ 080.
  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP CQ 080.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM35SW12,.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 31 2016 12:58PM

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