Site Event/Activity record ESF19742 - Polstead Churchyard extension

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Location Polstead Churchyard
Grid reference Centred TL 9888 3803 (22m by 26m)
Map sheet TL93NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



An evaluation was carried out in the area of a proposed extension to Polstead Churchyard. A group of small pits, early Bronze Age pottery and flintwork suggested a degree of settlement activity on the site and the site's commanding position over looking the valley of the River Box is typical of prehistoric settlement. A field boundary ditch was also found. The archaeological horizon is sealed beneath a deep layer of re-deposited soil; this included small, post medieval, tile fragments and has a high flint content, this may be building debris associated with the church. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode POL 038 NMR No. 1485763 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Amenity area (e.g. public open space) Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: Pre-application Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Grassland Heathland 2 - Undisturbed Grassland Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Post Medieval , PIT Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): FLINT Early Bronze Age , CBM Post Medieval , POTTERY Early Bronze Age PROJECT LOCATION Area 770.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL98893803 Point Height 40.00 - 41.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Diocesan Archaeologist Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: David Gill DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Ceramics, Stratigraphic Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Ceramics Media: Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Ceramics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land adjacent to Polstead Churchyard, POL 038 Author(s)/Editor(s): 'Gill, D.J.' Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No 2007/84 Date: 2007 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk County Council Place of Issue or Publication: Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds Description: Standard SCCAS client report, soft bound A4

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2007. Evaluation report. POL 038 Polstead Churchyard extension, Polstead.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Undated features and prehistoric finds, Polstead Churchyard (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 29 2011 11:33AM

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