Record Details

NHER Number:35499
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of circular features


A group of small circular features are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The features may date to the Roman period, and it has been suggested that the circles may have been caused by haystacks.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 5107 9551
Map Sheet:TL59NW

Full description

1 July 1976. Ordnance Survey Air photography.
Positive cropmarks.
23 x circular enclosures. 'Riley' Circles.
See file.
D. Voisey (NLA), 22 February 1995.

Monument Types

  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-126-297.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-126-298.
---Article in Serial: Riley, D.N.. 1946. Groups of circles in the silt fens.. Antiquity. Vol XX, pp 150-153.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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