Monument record BAW 097 - Possible sub rectangular ditched enclosure and linear features, visible as cropmarks.

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The cropmarks of a possible sub rectangular ditched enclosure and other linear features are visible on aerial photographs in Bawdsey parish. Some of these features may be later prehistoric to Roman date in date.


Grid reference Centred TM 34911 39626 (118m by 95m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

A number of linear ditches and possibly one end of a sub-rectangular ditched enclosure are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs taken in 1948 and 1959, centred on TM 34883962. The enclosure measures 22m by at least 50m. (S1) (S2) (S3) These features may be geological. (S4)

March 2016. Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty National Mapping Programme.
Additional cropmarks have been added to this site from (S5-S6). The cropmarks would appear to be of more than one phase – although as stated above some maybe geological. Other similar cropmarks in this area have been interpreted as being of probable late prehistoric to Roman date, for example BAW 012.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 16th March 2016.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/79 Pt II 5251-2 27-JUL-1948.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/103 5061-2 27-AUG-1948.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 31/673 0027 17-AUG-1959.
  • <S4> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 19/03/04.
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. RAF/106G/UK/759 FS 5183-5184 02-SEP-1945 (EHA Original Print).
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical aerial photograph. Suffolk County Council Area A JUN-1999 (Digital).

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Record last edited

Apr 22 2016 2:35PM

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