Monument record GSE 048 - Small Modern circular earthwork and semi-circular cropmark, possibly indicating a gun emplacement.

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Small circular earthwork and semi-circular crop mark east of Pakefield Hall


Grid reference Centred TM 53418 89046 (41m by 36m)
Map sheet TM58NW


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Full Description

A small earthwork, c 6m across, with a central circular depression, and outer banks forming an elongated oval shape, can be seen on a 1945 aerial photograph (S1) in a field to the north-east of Pakefield Hall. There seems to be a regular, but incomplete semi-circular cropmark abutting the northern end of the earthwork. The features do not appear to be present on earlier photographs, so it is likely that they are of Second World War date, with the earthwork possibly being a gun emplacement. Another possibility is that the features are connected with the brick making industry which is widespread in this area, although there are no corresponding brickworks sites marked on the early OS maps, and the features do not appear to be in existence prior to 1945.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/UK761 PtIII Frm6198 2-Sep-1945.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:06AM

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