Monument record BRF 106 - Ring ditch, IA enclosure, prehistoric pits and Roman field system at Loraine Way, Bramford

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Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age double concentric ring ditch, Iron Age enclosure, Roman field system, Neolithic/Iron Age pits and post-medieval ditches which correspond with a late 18th century estate plan, recorded during two phases of trial trenched evaluation.


Grid reference Centred TM 1178 4868 (684m by 1289m)
Map sheet TM14NW


Type and Period (10)

Full Description

2014: Evaluation confirmed the presence of some of the anomalies found during the geophysical survey. The identified evidence included a double ring ditch monument of possible Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age date, an Iron Age enclosure and Roman field system and an undated trackway. There were other undated features as well as two post-medieval field boundary ditches (S1).

2016-17: Evaluation revealed post-medieval ditches which corresponded with field boundaries marked on a late 18th century estate plan. Other undated ditches did not correspond with documented boundaries suggesting they relate to earlier, possily prehistoric or Roman, field systems. Of greater significance were three pits that contained quantities of prehistoric pottery along with flint tools and flakes. One has been dated to the Early Neolithic whilst the other two contained Early Iron Age pottery. A further two pits were revealed in the vicinity of the Early Iron Age features, although these are earlier, having been dated to the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age period (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Egan, S.. 2014. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Land at Bramford Dairy Farm, Little Blakenham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Sommers, M., and Everett, L.. 2016. Archaeological Evaluation & Strip, Map and Excavation Report: Proposed Greenhouse, Loraine Way, Bramford.

Finds (13)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 13 2022 5:29PM

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