Monument record MYO3569 - Possible Prehistoric Enclosure

Summary

A possible prehistoric enclosure was seen as cropmarks on air photographs. One side of it consists of three ditches, comprising short sections of ditch, similar in nature to the interrupted ditch enclosures of the Neolithic period. On the opposite side there is only one ditch, again comprising sections of ditch. However, the interrupted appearance of the ditches could be due to visibility rather than construction.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5567 4926 (118m by 119m)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Askham Bryan, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

NMR Information:

A possible prehistoric enclosure was seen as cropmarks on air photographs. One side of it consists of three ditches, comprising short sections of ditch, similar in nature to the interrupted ditch enclosures of the Neolithic period. On the opposite side there is only one ditch, again comprising sections of ditch. However, the interrupted appearance of the ditches could be due to visibility rather than construction. There are possibly some pits to the south of the enclosure but the mottled nature of the crop makes it difficult to be certain. The only measurable dimension is the internal diameter, which is approximately 70m. (1)

1 Oblique aerial photograph reference number YAT PVA 4:2/12 XX-XXX-1984

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2019 9:54AM

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