Monument record HRK 071 - Ring ditch or oval enclosure of unkown date and function.

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A ring ditch or oval enclosure of unknown date or function is visible on aerial photographs to the south of Walk Gate Cottages, Harkstead


Grid reference Centred TM 19220 34500 (19m by 23m)
Map sheet TM13SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A ring ditch or oval enclosure of unknown date and function is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, centred on TM 19223450 to the south of Walk Gate Cottages in Harkstead parish. The sub-circular ring ditch or oval enclosure ditch encloses an area of 18m by 15m at its widest and longest points. (S1-S3) The ring ditch could be the plough-levelled remains of a round or oval burial mound of prehistoric date. (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP (BPV63) 04-JUN-1974.
  • <S2> Photograph: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1934/4 (SFU 11549/17) 23-JUL-1975 (ACS17).
  • <S3> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. NMR TM 1934/20 (EXC 16926/13) 13-JUN-1996.
  • <S4> Verbal communication: Newsome, S.. 2001 -. Suffolk Coastal NMP Project. Sarah Newsome 01/03/04.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 26 2014 4:02PM

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