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c.3700–3300 BC

Freston causewayed enclosure

A Neolithic causewayed enclosure showing as a cropmark. It is roughly circular, measuring 290 x 310m, and covers 8.55ha. Enclosures of this type are thought to have been used by the earliest farming communities as meeting places, and for funerary and other ceremonies.

4 Sproughton  5 Freston  6 Martlesham

Further reading

Oswald, A., Dyer, C. and Barber, M., The Creation of Monuments. Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures in the British Isles, English Heritage, Swindon 2001