Monument record HLY 023 - Ring ditch of unknown date, visible as cropmaks.

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A ring ditch of unknown date is visible on cropmarks of Hollesley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 3765 4594 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet TM34NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Ring ditch, circa 15m diameter. Possible entrance to SE - maybe causewayed. Within HLY 005 (S1)(S2).
A ring ditch of unknown date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, centred on circa TM37664593, Hollesley parish. The ring ditch is circa 12.5m in diameter and the ditch itself is less than a metre wide. There may be an entrance on the south-east side of the feature, circa 3m wide, possibly with slightly widened terminals. The size of the feature and the width of the ditch supports an interpretation of the feature as a drainage ditch that may have surrounded a later prehistoric round house (or Med windmill mound?) rather than that of a Bronze Age barrow, but without excavation we cannot be certain.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAM Scheduling information.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP BPV 48, YJ 64.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP (BPV48) 04-JUN-1974.
  • <S3> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (AJD13) 18-JUL-1978.

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Record last edited

Sep 26 2014 3:51PM

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