Monument record BSD 005 - Cropmarks of a large rectilinear enclosure, field system, trackway and ditches

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Summary

Cropmarks of a large rectilinear enclosure, field system, trackway and ditches of probable prehistoric date

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1263 4069 (979m by 542m)
Map sheet TM14SW
Civil Parish BELSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Field system - linear ditches and enclosures (S1)(S2).

Cropmarks of a large rectilinear enclosure, field system, trackway and ditches of probable prehistoric date. The enclosure is incomplete with the south-west of the enclosure not visible, however the north-east end of the enclosure has an entrance with a possible internal second ditch, though this internal ditch is not complete. The trackway is visible for 280m. A second smaller incomplete rectilinear enclosure is visible 345m to the south-west and is on a similar orientation to the larger enclosure. The field system is on a difference orientation to the enclosure and track and it is likely that it is of a different date. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council). December 2014. (S3-S5)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. OS/80/104/001-002, 3-Jun-80 (EHA).
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1240/1, 21-Jul-75 (EHA).
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth. Google Earth 2008.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2016 2:24PM

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