Monument record KIR 012 - Rectilinear ditched enclosure and another possible, of unknown date.

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Rectilinear ditched enclosure and possible rectilinear ditched enclosure, Kirton parish, seen on air photographs.


Grid reference Centred TM 2888 4059 (146m by 218m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two sides, N 60m, E 50m, plus short length of third side of a rectilinear enclosure. (S1)
The rectilinear enclosure described above (S1) can be seen as a cropmark, centred on TM 28874050, on an aerial photograph taken in 1975. The overall dimensions of the enclosure are roughly 85m by 40m. Within the larger enclosure the partial cropmark of a possible small square enclosure, 15m by 15m, is visible centred on TM 28874049. The enclosure is at least 20m to the south of the original grid reference. Three sides of another possible enclosure can be seen as a cropmark to the north, centred on TM 28824056. The date and function of these enclosures is unknown. It is important to note that the lack of control to the north of the photograph may mean that the position of the rectified features is not accurate and the poor clarity of the features may mean future photography reveals them to be agricultural in nature. (S2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (BUZ043) 24-JUL-1975.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP BUZ 043.
  • <S2> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 2001.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 29 2014 2:49PM

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