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Monument record MDR14248 - Cropmarks, near Cave Cottage, Sudbury Park

Type and Period (2)

  • (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A settlement and field system, of probable Iron Age and/or Roman date, is visible as cropmarks on 2011 aerial reconnaissance photographs, centred at SK 1676 3424. The settlement comprises a large oval enclosure, approximately 65m by 95m in dimension, with a large central round house ring ditch, circa 20m in diameter. The ring ditch has an entrance on the east. The oval enclosure has a funnel entrance on the north-east, which opens out into a field system comprising sinuous and linear field boundary ditches, some of which may form trackways. At least two rectilinear enclosures are also visible and probably associated. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial Photograph: English Heritage. National Monument Record oblique aerial photographic collection. 28188_053, taken 04/07/2011.
  • <2> Index: English Heritage. National Record of the Historic Environment. Monument No: 1581623.



Grid reference SK 1676 3424 (point)

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Record last edited

Oct 7 2014 11:38AM

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