Monument record CRM 012 - Cropmark of a ring ditch

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Summary

Cropmark of a ring ditch, with a former field boundary NE - SW respecting it.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 08418 55910 (382m by 305m)
Map sheet TM05NE
Civil Parish CREETING ST MARY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish NEEDHAM MARKET, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Cropmark of a ring ditch, circa 33m in diameter, linear ? field boundary NE - SW respecting it. (S1)(R1).
Due to boundary changes , site is now in the parish of Needham Market.

The cropmarks of a ploughed out Bronze Age round barrow were mapped for the Ipswich NMP. The cropmark is 31m in diameter with no visible internal features or entrances. A cropmark of a former field boundary, 67m in length, runs NE-SW towards the ring ditch, but does not cross it completely. There is a further short section of ditch visible to the west of the barrow, this cropmark is narrow and probably represents a former medieval field boundary, although it is not marked on the 1st edition OS mapping, however, it is on a similar orientation to other visible field boundaries that are marked on the OS mapping. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council) November 2013. (S2)(S3)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. OS/75336/060 21-Jul-75 (EHA).
  • <S3> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM0855/2 12-Jul-76 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2016 4:22PM

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