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  • J. K. St. Joseph

The two photographs (PL. XXXVIIw) hich are the subject of this note were obtained during reconnaissance sponsored by the Committee for Aerial Photography of the University of Cambridge. Both photographs record monuments apparently unnoted before. The first lies on the chalk of the Yorkshire wolds, in Burton Fleming parish (TA 097707), 2 miles north of Rudston (PL. XXXVII (a)). An oval enclosure defined by a broad ditch (dark) and bank (light coloured) is seen by differential growth of barley. A visit to the site after the field had been reaped established that the enclosure is plainly visible on the surface. The bank is much spread by ploughing: but still rises to a height of nearly 4 ft. above the level platform that it encloses.

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[1] Atkinson, R. J. C., ‘The Henge Monuments of Great Britain’, in Atkinson, R. J. C., Piggott, C. M. and Sandars, N. K., Excavations at Dorchester, Oxon, 1951, 100.

[2] Knowledge of this henge came independently to the Hull Museum within the last year : for a trial- excavation in the Spring of 1964 see below.

[3] Stead, I. M., Ant. J., 41, 1961, 4462 .

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