Monument record BRK 004 - Parallel ditch system on the east side of the railway, of unknown date.

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Parallel ditch system (at least 500 yards long) on E side of railway, other ditches visible in same fields (S1)(S2).


Grid reference Centred TM 105 534 (698m by 642m)
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Parallel ditch system (at least 500 yards long) on E side of railway. Other ditches visible in same fields (S1)(S2).
AP assessment mapped the ditch-defined road which crossed the area in a NW-SE direction. The road makes an obvious turn to swing around the ring ditch, indicating it had a central mound at the time of construction. It is likely the road extended to the Roman settlement of Combretovium to the SE and is contemporary with that site (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP YJ 86, 1959.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, APs ABD 27,28, ACZ 4-5, AFV 09, AJE 17,19-20,23.
  • <S3> (No record type): Farrands, APs 172.4, 172.6, 172.7, 1977.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Palmer, R.. 2002. Gallows Hill, centred TM105538, Gipping Valley, Suffolk: Aerial photographic assessment.

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Record last edited

Jun 17 2013 2:17PM

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