Monument record SPT 023 - Cropmarks of a ring ditch

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Cropmarks of a round barrow of Iron Age date


Grid reference Centred TM 1218 4390 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM14SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Single ring ditch observed from air photographs, 1977.
Crossed by a new water main 1984 - site visited 19.1.1984 after topsoil stripping had taken place, however, the area was very churned up and nothing was observed.
29.2.84: During the excavation of the pipe trench, the ring ditch (approximate diameter 30m) was cut in two places and was approximately 4m wide and at least 2m deep. Two charcoal-rich patches were observed on the inner lip of the ditch. One produced two IA sherds and the other produced Belgic or early Rom base and a few other sherds.
See also IA.

Cropmark of a single ring-ditch, thought to be a round barrow. The ring-ditch is 34m in diameter with no visible entrances or internal features. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council). December 2014. (S2)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1243/5 5-Aug-77 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 28 2016 5:26PM

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