Monument record MCC7165 - Elongated monument recorded as a crop-mark, Cowlin's Field, Mount Bures


An unsual open-ended elongated monument with two parallel rows of internal (?post) pits, recorded as a cropmark by aerial photograph. Possible Neolithic ceremonial site.


Grid reference TL 913 330 (point)
Map sheet TL93SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Open-ended elongated monument with two parallel rows of internal ?post pits. Possible Neolithic ceremonial site.<1> AP refs. <2> - <6> Other refs.<5 <7>

Field-walking of the 2.5ha. by Colchester Archaeology Group in April 2011 recovered worked flints (32 pieces weighing 384g) and burnt flints (5 pieces weighing 179g). The few diagnostic pieces were early Neolithic (blades and possible blade core). Overall, the flake assemblage was late Neolithic / early Bronze Age in date. Links to an earlier find of a late Neolithic / early Bronze Age flint artefact (EHER 9189). In addition, there were also 7 fragments of Roman brick/tile and a single sherd of medieval glazed floor tile.<8><9>

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> MENTION: unknown. unknown. SMR.
  • <2> AP: CUCAP. 1959. ZM 15, 21.
  • <3> AP: McMaster, I. 1979. 3.13. Date 1979:7.
  • <4> AP: unknown. 1960. R9, 112.
  • <5> DESC TEXT: Holbert, P and McMaster, I. 1975. Ring-ditch Excavation at Mount Bures. Vol 18, pp.9-11, 16.
  • <6> AP: Strachan, David. 1997. CP/97/11/16, 17.
  • <7> Map: Ingle, CJ, Strachan, D, Tyler, S and Saunders, H. 1993-2012. NMP Cropmark Plot - 1:10,000.
  • <8> Evaluation Report: Colchester Archaeological Group. 2011. Archaeological Fieldwalking at Cowlins Field, Mount Bures.
  • <9> Article in serial: Brown, Nigel, Knopp, Debbie and Strachan, David. 2002. The Archaeology of Constable Country: the crop-marks of the Stour Valley. Landscape History, 24:1, 5-28. 15, Plate VII & Fig. 8.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Apr 24 2020 3:36PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.