Monument record MCC6926 - Brinkley Grove

Summary

Earthwork, consisting of the south west angle of an apparently rectangular, with a ditch 60ft wide and 9ft deep, with an external and an internal rampart <1> <2> Defensive earthwork consisting of two banks with ditches set at right angle

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0040 2797 (312m by 326m) (FCE)
Map sheet TM02NW
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Earthwork, consisting of the south west angle of an apparently rectangular, with a ditch 60ft wide and 9ft deep, with an external and an internal rampart <1> <2> Defensive earthwork consisting of two banks with ditches set at right angles. Only traces are visible in the wood. Dimensions: south bank 184ft, west bank 113ft, both banks about 3ft high, south ditch 50ft wide, west ditch 58ft wide, both ditches about 8ft 6ins deep. Apparently partly destroyed within the wood, though perhaps it was never completed? Most of the northern ditch is wet south of a pond. Earthwork was in good condition in 1980. Field walking was to be arranged <3> Other ref: <4>

Site Assessment = In good condition in 1980, field walking was to be arranged <3> In 1990 it was reported to the SMR that house building in High Woods had reached the outer bank, and work was also in progress clearing trees, coppicing etc within the earthwork itself. HBMC are aware of the latter. <5>

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- AP: unknown. unknown. TM005277.
  • <1> DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1922. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 3. Vol 3, p.74.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Pevsner, N. 1954. The Buildings of England, Essex. p133.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Buckley, DG. unknown. SMR.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Trans Essex Archaeological Soc. 1923. Trans Essex Archaeol Soc. New Series, pp214-215.
  • <5> CORRESPONDENCE: Rogers, FR. 1990. SMR.

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Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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