Monument record FRT 020 - Cropmarks of field boundaries, a rectilinear enclosure, and possible trackway

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Summary

Cropmarks of several miscellaneous lengths of field boundary on various orientations of unknown date, with a large rectilinear enclosure and trackway of possible prehistoric date.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 163 383 (873m by 661m)
Map sheet TM13NE
Civil Parish FRESTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Field system including a number of rectilinear field boundaries and several miscellaneous lengths of field ditch. Also an enclosure of irregular shape, FRT 028, and a N-S length of trackway (S1).

Cropmarks of several miscellaneous lengths of field boundary on various orientations of unknown date, with a large rectilinear enclosure and trackway of possible prehistoric date. The trackway is visible for over 800m, although there are several interuptions in the ditches. The rectilinear enclosure is 210m by 141m with no visible internal features. Other cropmarks visible include extensive field boundaries, sections of ditch and an extraction pit. The site is adjacent to the causewayed enclosure (FRT 005). Helen Saunders (Essex County Council), February 2015. (S2-S6)

Apparently the largest of the interupted-ditch systems in England (S7).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S2> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1638/28-32, 036-039, 043, 24-Jun-2009 (EHA).
  • <S3> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1638/12, 8-Jul-1993 (EHA).
  • <S4> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1638/8/378-379, 13-Jul-1979 (EHA).
  • <S5> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1637/4, Jul-1977 (EHA).
  • <S6> Oblique Aerial Photograph: English Heritage Archive. Oblique Aerial Photograph. TM1638/9/311-312, 6-Aug-1979 (EHA).
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Martin, E.. 1976. Prehistoric Crop-Mark Sites in Suffolk.
  • <S8> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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May 9 2018 2:48PM

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