Monument record FAS 002 - Fornham Causewayed enclosure

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Scheduled ancient monument, two double ditched causewayed enclosures, one abutting the other, visible as cropmarks see details.


Grid reference Centred TL 832 682 (482m by 651m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A series of cropmarks photographed by K J St Joseph (S7).
Interrupted ditch system showing as a cropmark in an arable field, first recorded by Prof J K St Joseph of Cambridge. Partly in Hengrave parish. Consists of a main double ditched enclosure circa 280 x 325m with a subsidiary double ditched enclosure, possibly 325m in diameter, attached to its S side. The ditches of the main enclosure are circa 30m apart and those of the extension are 8m apart (measuring between the centre lines). The system is crossed by a cursus (FAS 004). Both are probably Neolithic in date (S1-S4). Discussed in (S9)(S10).

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <S1> (No record type): St Joseph J K, Air recc: recent results 2, Antiquity 38, 1964, 290-291.
  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86NW11.
  • <S2> (No record type): Wilson D R, Causewayed camps and interrupted ditch systems, Antiquity 195, 1975, 178-186.
  • <M2> (No record type): APs: (S4)(S5)(S6)(S8).
  • <S3> (No record type): Palmer R, Interrupted ditch enclosures in Britain: the use of aerial photography for comparative stu.
  • <S4> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs ABM 3, ADE 42, BPX 95 etc.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU, AP ABB 27 16-19, 23-27, AJC 2, APX 4-5, AJP 4, AJI 4-8.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR, APs TL 8368/20/446 & 448, TL 8368/19/443, TL 8368/21/453.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S8> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, APs, CP/97/13/29 & 26, June 1997.
  • <S9> Bibliographic reference: Oswald, A., Dyer, C. & Barber, M.. 2001. The Creation of Monuments: Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures in the British Isles. Pages 30.52,69,75-77, 95, 155, ill.
  • <S10> Photograph: Air Photographs. NAU, TL 831 684, JDF 2-6 & TL 830 686, JDE 5, 1 July 1996.
  • <S10> Unpublished document: Martin, E.. 1976. Prehistoric Crop-Mark Sites in Suffolk.
  • <S11> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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May 16 2019 10:56PM

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