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Burgh Banks

Hob Uid: 1042648
Location :
Lincolnshire
South Kesteven
Old Somerby
Grid Ref : SK9557033030
Summary : A possible Iron Age hillfort seen as cropmarks and earthworks.
More information : A curvilinear enclosure measuring 220m by 190m with a ditch and an
inner bank is visible at Burgh Banks (SK 9559 3305). It was mapped
from a number of air photographs taken since 1944. During that time
it has appeared sometimes as a cropmark and earthwork and sometimes
only as a cropmark. The earliest photograph (1a) shows ridge and
furrow respecting the bank and ditch inside and outside the
enclosure. In 1980 a field survey was carried out when the majority
of it was traceable as an earthwork (1b). No ridge and furrow appears
to have been visible at this time. By 1984, when it was last
photographed from the air, only the east side still survived as an
earthwork, while the south and west sides were visible as a cropmark.
The north east section has so far not been traceable either as a
cropmark or an earthwork. It is thought to be an Iron Age hillfort
because it is similar in morphology to the proven hillfort at
Tattershall Thorpe (see TF 25 NW 17). (Morph No. LI.834.2.1).

This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database.
(1)

A brief field examination of the enclosure previously described
revealed the east side to be still visible as an earthwork and as
depicted by authority 1b. The south and west sides were under arable
cultivation but traces of the inner bank were partially visible on
the south side. The enclosure is situated on a north east facing
slope and contains a small dry valley running east west through the
northern quarter of the enclosure. Access to the north east side was
not possible. A possible argument against this being a typical Iron
Age hillfort is the fact that it is not located in a dominant
position. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Damian Grady/07-MAR-1996/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : US/7PH/GP/LOC 283 frame 5023 18-04-1944
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Source Number : 1b
Source : Excavations at an Iron Age defended enclosure at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire
Source details :
Page(s) : 184-6
Figs. : 10-Nov
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Damian Grady/07-MAY-1996/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Hillfort
Evidence : Cropmark, Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Lincolnshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 34015
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : LI.834.2
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 93 SE 42
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01