Monument record MCC7162 - Cowling's Field, Mount Bures


Cropmarks centred on NGR: double-ditched trackway, very broad; about 12 ring ditches, at least two with double rings and one with diagonal parallel ditches bisecting it.


Grid reference Centred TL 9124 3310 (418m by 504m)
Map sheet TL93SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Cropmarks centred on above NGR: double-ditched trackway, very broad; about 12 ring ditches, at least two with double rings and one with diagonal parallel ditches bisecting it. <1> Cropmarks list noted on a Crawford photo, later noted on photos taken by McMaster. A ring ditch at TL 91253308 was partly excavated in 1971 (see 9190). Crawford photo now lost. <2> <3> Ap refs. <4> - <13> Two ground level photos in SMR also. <11> Map of this and adjacent cropmarks in SMR. <114> Indeterminate feature could be a cursus, though other possible cursus close by might suggest this is unlikely. This source has map of cropmarks in the area. <15>

Photograph Cowlins Field Mount Bures. Great ring ditch in crop.<16>

AP used as plate in'Works of ECC Archaeologyy Section 1997<17>

Six large ring-ditches were mapped with a further three smaller ones. The elongated enclosure has wide ditches and is open at both ends and has a series of pits within the interior. Several large extraction pits and linear features were also mapped

Sources/Archives (19)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Colchester Archaeology Group. 1975. Colchester Archaeol Group Ann Bull. Vol 18, p9-11.
  • <3> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL93SW07, 1976.
  • <4> AP: Crawford, OGS. unknown. 2825-1-93.
  • <5> AP: NMR. 1979. TL9133/1/450. Date 1979:7.
  • <6> AP: CUCAP. 1959. ZM 15, 22.
  • <6> Photograph: unknown. unknown. Great ring ditch in crop, Cowlins field Mount Bures. Print. Colour print.
  • <7> AP: CUCAP. 1960. AAW 17, 19.
  • <8> AP: CUCAP. 1972. BK 57.
  • <9> AP: Farrands, RH. 1978. 193.2. Date 1978:7.
  • <10> AP: McMaster, I. unknown. Tl93-013. 4 frames.
  • <11> Photograph: McMaster, I. unknown. TL93-013. two frames.
  • <12> AP: McMaster, I. 1977. McMaster. could be one of the frames listed as source 10.
  • <13> AP: McMaster, I. 1979. 3.14. could be one of the rames listed under source 10.
  • <14> Map: unknown. unknown. SMR.
  • <15> DESC TEXT: Priddy, DA and Martingell, HE in Priddy, DA. 1982. Work of the Essex County Council Archaeology Section, 1981. Vol 14, p114.
  • <16> AP: Strachan, David. 1997. CP/97/11/16, 17.
  • <17> Photograph: unknown. unknown. Cropmarks at Long Gardens, Mount Bures. Colour print.
  • <18> Map: Ingle, CJ, Strachan, D, Tyler, S and Saunders, H. 1993-2012. NMP Cropmark Plot - 1:10,000.

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Sep 14 2016 4:11PM

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