Monument record WHR 028 - Cropmark of a ring-ditch
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1525 4088 (34m by 34m)|
|Civil Parish||WHERSTEAD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Ring ditch, circa 20m diameter, a little to the SW of ring ditch, WHR 027 (S1).
1980: Excavated - still visible as slight mound prior to excavation. Ditch 30m in diameter, 6m wide and 2.16m deep. A pit 2m long, 1.2m wide and 0.4m deep was found towards the centre of the ring; no signs of a burial were however discovered. Samples taken for phosphate analysis. A scatter of pottery was found within the ring, including several sherds of Grooved ware. IA & Rom sherds were recovered from the upper silts of the ditch (S2). Radiocarbon date of 4770 +/- 70bp (HAR - 4630) from layer 0102 in the fill of the ditch.
Details in (S4).
Cropmark of a ring-ditch which presents a ploughed out Bronze Age round barrow, that was excavated prior to the construction of the A14. The ring-ditch is 29m in diameter with no visible internal features on the available aerial photography. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council). December 2014. (S5-S7)
- <S5> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1540/2, 21-Jul-1977 (EHA).
- <S6> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1540/1, 21-Jul-1977 (EHA).
- <S7> SSZ54996 Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1540/3, 22-Jul-1979 (EHA).
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Record last edited
Jul 29 2016 12:05PM