Site Event/Activity record ESF19338 - Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Corton

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Location COR 052 - Broadland Sands Holiday Park
Grid reference Centred TM 5386 9818 (227m by 250m)
Map sheet TM59NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



An archaeological evaluation was undertaken in advance of an extension to the holiday park at Broadland Sands, Coast Road, Corton, in order to characterise the nature of any surviving archaeological deposits. The site is immediately adjacent to a medieval church, and close to scatters of Prehistoric, Roman and medieval finds. Twelve trenches were excavated over the development area, and were stripped to the level of the natural subsoil. Six of the trenches, in particular the ones adjacent to the church, produced no archaeological evidence. In the trenches in the north east corner of the plot, and so furthest from the church, a number of ditches were identified, many with Thetford type ware pottery within. This Late Saxon pottery has not been found previously in this area and is probably indicative of a small settlement nearby, with the ditches forming field or property boundaries. The lost Domesday vill of Newton is known to have existed somewhere in this immediate area and these findings may be part of this settlement Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: HER event no. COR 052 Sitecode COR 052 Planning Application No. W/2214/21 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Rural commercial Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Current Land use: Grassland Heathland 2 - Undisturbed Grassland Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Early Medieval , PIT Early Medieval , POSTHOLE Uncertain, DITCH Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Medieval , POTTERY Early Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 26100.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM53879815 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: Clare Good DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: COR 052 Contents: other Media: Database, GIS, Images raster / digital photography, Spreadsheets, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: COR 052 Contents: other Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Map, Miscellaneous Material, Plan, Section, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: COR 052 Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Glass, Metal BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: COR 052 - Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Corton Author(s)/Editor(s): Good, C. Other Bibliographic Details: 2007/104 Date: 2007 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: SCCAS

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Good, C.. 2007. Evaluation report. Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Corton (COR 052), Corton.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Broadland Sands Holiday Park (Monument)

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Feb 28 2022 1:49PM

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