Monument record BRD 008 - Fenhouse Farm; Phillips `E'; Field A, B & C (Un)

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Scheduled Monument. 1949: Earthworks visible in grass field S of Little Ouse river, including circular site (Phillip's `E') (S1).


Grid reference Centred TL 7408 8707 (822m by 431m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78NW


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

1949: Earthworks visible in grass field S of Little Ouse river, including circular site (Phillip's `E') - `clearly the feature is some sort of wall', and a `dock-like cut leading toward the site from the Little Ouse' (S1). APs show cropmarks in W field including droveway (also in BRD 007) running N- S turning towards E at N end, entering oval enclosure ? Field boundary in SW corner, two possibly three ring ditches (at least four hut circles according to (S5)) and various amorphous marks, mainly in E part of this field (S1)(R1)(S2)(S3).
`Col Kelly dug holes in rings on (BRD) 008' (S4).
Sited within large Rom site, BRD 007/008. Also see BRD 010 & 039 for other cropmarks.
A possible road runs from the E to the centre of this site and NE field (`Field B') also has earthworks & `AP evidence suggests more hut circles here and a trackway or road running E-W up to the best preserved earthwork (a squarish building) in field A' (S5).
1978: Possible enclosure, track and ring ditches (S6)
Also IA, Rom & Sax.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <R1> (No record type): APs, RAF 106G/UK/1634/2409-10, 9 July 1946.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78NW3, C W Phillips 1949 & 1971 entries.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S4).
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs CC 22,23,24.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, AP ALD 9,10, May 1980.
  • <M3> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: SAU ALD 9,10; CUCAP CC 22,23,24.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, Plouviez J, handwritten note added to letter of 16 July 1979.
  • <S5> (No record type): DOE, Scheduling information, 12 February 1985.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Record last edited

May 9 2018 2:35PM

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