Monument record CRM 027 - Cropmark of ring ditch

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Cropmark of ring ditch, thought to be a ploughed out prehistoric round barrow. Trenched in 1992.


Grid reference Centred TM 0963 5479 (35m by 30m)
Map sheet TM05SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Cropmark of ring ditch, circa 20m in diameter, adjoining parallel ditches on SW side (S1). Circa 50m S of ?concentric ring ditch, CRM 013.
1992: 2m wide trial trench excavated across ring ditch. Shown to be 25.5m in diameter. Finds consisted of 232 worked flints, 29% of which were blades and 34% patinated blue or white, suggesting subtantial Mesolithic component in assemblage, which was confirmed by the presence of 4 microliths (see Mes entry). The Mes flints as presumed residual. The other flints presumed to be EBA (S2).

The cropmark of a Bronze Age ploughed out round barrow, visible as a ring ditch was mapped in 2013 as part of the Ispwich NMP. The ring ditch is 22m in diameter with a small central pit and no visible entrances. H Saunders (Essex County Council) November 2013 (S3, S4)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. OS/75336/063 21-Jul-75 (EHA).
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM09454/2 10-Aug-77 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2016 4:34PM

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