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MULTIVALLATE ENCLOSURE, KIRKSTEAD



Reference Name MLI40096

Name:
MULTIVALLATE ENCLOSURE, KIRKSTEAD

Summary:
Small multivallate hillfort 460m east of Old Abbey Farm

Location:
KIRKSTEAD, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Cropmarks of a multivallate Iron Age type enclosure. This is a triple-ditched ovoid feature with annexes to south and east.{1}
Colquhoun of the Ordnance Survey noted that the site is in a commanding position and appears to be Iron Age in form. He notes that the area was probably marsh in the prehistoric period.{2}
The monument is scheduled as an Iron Age small multivallate hillfort, measuring 120m by 90m. It is a very similar size and form as one at Tattershall Thorpe. {3}
The monument has also been interpreted as a medieval decoy pond. {4}

Sources:
1 Aerial Photograph: ST JOSEPH, J.K.S.. 1945-1979. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. 113:196610 BT 59
2 Index: OS CARD INDEX. KIRKSTEAD. TF16SE5,1965, COLQUHOUN F
3 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Scheduling document 29728. MPP 22
4 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TF1960:LI.468.1.1

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