Monument record ADT 014 - Group of ring ditches of possible prehistoric or Roman date
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 3469 4217 (30m by 35m)|
|Civil Parish||ALDERTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
Ring ditch circa 25m diameter. Respected by a N-S field boundary of field system ADT 013, the ditches of which originate from the ring ditch and do not cross the centre. A second field boundary cuts across the ring ditch E-W (S1).
(N.B. A possible 2 further ring ditches marginally visible to the immediate N and W.)
April 2016. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
A group of three ring ditches are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs (S1-S3). Whilst it is possible that these all represent the remains of Bronze Age round barrows, it is also feasible that they relate to the eaves-drip gullies of roundhouses associated with settlement contemporary with the fragmentary enclosures and field boundaries recorded under ADT 101, which were tentatively recorded as being of late prehistoric to Roman date.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 20th April 2016.
- <S1> SSF50031 Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP BYZ 56, 1976.
- <S1> SSF55746 Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service CUCAP BYZ56 03-JUL-1976 (Print).
- <S2> SSF55746 Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP BYZ55 03-JUL-1976 (Print).
- <S3> SSF55746 Oblique Aerial Photograph: Oblique aerial photograph. CUCAP BYZ57 03-JUL-1976 (Print).
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Apr 22 2016 1:30PM