Monument record IPS 024 - Double circle Ring Ditch, Ipswich Airport, Ipswich, (IAS 9108).

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Summary

Double circle ring ditch at TM 1968 4123 (revised from TM 198 413). Note, recent excavation suggests this interpretation maybe incorrect. See IPS 1594.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1968 4123 (23m by 22m)
Map sheet TM14SE
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Double circle ring ditch at TM 1972 4129 approximately (revised from TM 198 413). Diameter not measureable from AP. A mound is shown at or close to this point on Hodskinson's map of 1783 (S2). The area was then extra parochial part of Alnesburne Priory, a contemporary estate map dated 1770 does not show the mound but calls the field `Mount Lay' (S3) see IPS 027.

1999-2000: confirmed by trenching (SCCAS) during Ipswich Airport evaluation work - see IPS 399 (S4, S5).

2008: 'southern third or so has been severely compromised by three anti-traveller trenches excavated in the last few years [by Borough Council?] on the side closest to the road to Alnesbourn. One trench is c800mm x 800mm and the other two a bit smaller but not good' (S5).
Location re-mapped on HER map to conform with 1999-2000 trenching (located by TST) to TM 1968 4123. Diameter estimated to be 30m for outer ring, 17m for inner ring.

2008: Monitoring of a cable trench revealed a section through ringditch IPS 024, although it was not possible to record other than photographically (S6).

See also (S7-S9).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Photograph: SAU?. SAU, AP AED 17 (copy of McMasters HER 137). SAU, AP AED 17 (copy of McMasters HER 137).
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Hodskinson, J.. 1783. County of Suffolk Surveyed.
  • <S3> Cartographic materials: 1770. SRO (Ipswich) HA93/12/38, map of South part of Harpers Farm. SRO (Ipswich) HA93/12/38, map of South part of Harpers Farm, 1770.
  • <S4> E-mail: Newman J. 2008. John Newman to Colin Pendleton, 21 October 2008. John Newman to Colin Pendleton, 21 October 2008.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Bales E, Good C and Meredith J (SCCAS). 2006. SCCAS Eval & Exc report. Ravenswood, Former Ipswich Airport, Ipswich. Bales E, Good C & Meredith J, SCCAS report 2006/229, ill.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Cass, S.. 2009. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Cliff Quay to Nacton Undergrounding of High Voltage Cable, Ipswich to Nacton, IPS Misc and Nac Misc.
  • <S7> Article in serial: Colchester Archaeological Group. 1975. Colchester Archaeol Group Bull, 18, 1975, 25. Colchester Archaeol Group Bull, 18, 1975, 25.
  • <S8> Photograph: Farrands. 1977. AED 17; Farrands 168.7. APs: AED 17; Farrands 168.7.
  • <S9> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1948.125, 936.99.4.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 18 2018 8:44AM

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