Monument record BAW 192 - Circular enclosure of probable medieval date, possibly relating to a windmill or post mill
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 3454 4056 (37m by 37m)|
|Civil Parish||BAWDSEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (7)
- RING DITCH (Unknown date)
- RING DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD?)
- ROUND BARROW? (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2350 BC? to 409 AD?)
- WINDMILL? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD?)
- POST MILL? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD?)
- CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD?)
- CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
April 2016. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
The cropmarks of a ring ditch and/or circular enclosure, 32m in diameter, of probable medieval date are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). Whilst it is possible that this ring ditch relates to a Bronze Age round barrow, the fact that it is almost entirely consistent with the location of a circular area of medieval, 13th – 14th century, finds (BAW 014), would suggest that it relates to the either an enclosure of medieval date, feasibly relating to a windmill of similar structure. The site is located within an area of enclosures and fields, some of which may be late prehistoric to Roman and/or medieval in date (BAW 012) and it is possible that this ring ditch may relate to a domestic structure contemporary with a medieval phase of the site.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 20th April 2016.
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Record last edited
Apr 24 2018 3:24PM