Monument record SSM 003 - Cursus.

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Large rectangular cursus, ditches approx 50m apart, close to ring ditches and possible long barrow.


Grid reference Centred TM 0483 3436 (271m by 215m)
Map sheet TM03SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Cursus. Two surviving corners, SE and NW. Largely destroyed by A12 by-pass (R1).
Large rectangular cursus on a NW-SE axis. Approximately 285x70m. Close to ring ditches SSM 002 and SSM 004 (S1)(S2)(S3)(S4)(S5)(S6). Also note long barrow (?) SSM 009.
1976: Ditches c.50m apart. Ring ditches nearby (S8)(S9).

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP AOS 64, ADR 91, ZD 05, ZD 11, ZL 83; SAU AJB 11-12, AJB 14-15,.
  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AOS 64, 1966; ADR 91, 1961; ZD 05, ZD 11, ZL 83.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, AP AJB 11-12, AJB 14-15, AJN 03.
  • <M2> (No record type): AJN 03; Mrs McMasters 109, 24a.
  • <S3> (No record type): McMasters, I.. McMasters Mrs, APs 109, 1980, 24a, 1986.
  • <S4> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex CC, AP, CP/99/12/12-14.
  • <S5> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E, When is a henge not a henge?, PSIA 35, pt 2, 1982, 141-3.
  • <S6> Article in monograph: JD Hedges & DG Buckley. 1981. Springfield Cursus and the Cursus Problem. fig 5.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: Loveday R. 2006. Inscribed Across the Landscape: The Cursus Enigma. ill..
  • <S8> Unpublished document: Martin, E.. 1976. Prehistoric Crop-Mark Sites in Suffolk.
  • <S9> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Mar 24 2022 9:20AM

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