Monument record HLY 025 - Ring ditch of unknown date, visible as a cropmark.

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A ring ditch of unknown date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, circa 175m to the north-east of the Youth Custody Centre, Hollesley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 3754 4588 (27m by 20m)
Map sheet TM34NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Ring ditch, circa 20m diameter. Adjacent to and NW of a ring ditch of similar size HLY 027. Within HLY 005 (S1)(S2).
A ring ditch of unknown date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark, centred on circa TM37554584, Hollesley parish. The feature encloses an area circa 13m in diameter and the ditch is less than 1 metre wide. The ditch appears too narrow to be associated with a round barrow and is more likely to have been the drip gully of a later prehistoric round house. An entrance or causeway across the ditch may be visible on the south-east side. The ring ditch is within an area defined by linear ditched field or enclosure boundaries that are also visible as cropmarks. The boundaries may belong to several different phases of settlement or expansion of the irregular enclosure to the east (HLY 028), and this ring ditch may be associated with one of these settlements or phases of expansion. A very similar ring ditch that may predate the irregular enclosure can be seen immediately to the east (see HLY 027).

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. CUCAP (BPV 48) 04-JUN-1974.
  • <S3> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (ACU27) 25-JUL-1976.

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Record last edited

Sep 26 2014 3:52PM

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