Site Event/Activity record ESF19780 - Kirton Lodge Farm Reservoir

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Location KIR 055 Kirton Lodge Farm Reservoir
Grid reference Centred TM 2905 4118 (270m by 255m)
Map sheet TM24SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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A trenched evaluation was conducted within the area of a proposed farm reservoir on an east to west running ridge of slightly higher ground overlooking Kirton creek to the north. This revealed a high concentration of features within the north-west corner of the site. Some of these are likely to be of prehistoric date, with some features containing pottery of the Early Bronze Age (2,300 - 1,500 BC). Although a hearth and possible structural remains suggest settlement the presence of urn fragments within the pottery assemblage might point to a funerary use of the site. Further excavation has been proposed for this area. Outside the main concentration, some isolated archaeological remains were identified. A pit of Bronze Age date was recognised towards the south-east corner of the site and three sections of ditch, one prehistoric, one medieval and one undated, ran along the site's eastern edge. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: HER event no. KIR 055 Planning Application No. C/06/0085/FUL NMR No. 1444937 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Farm infrastructure (e.g. barns, grain stores, equipment stores, etc.) 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 Site status: None Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Bronze Age , PIT Bronze Age Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Bronze Age , FLINT Bronze Age PROJECT LOCATION Area 5.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM29054117 Point Height 9.00 - 13.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Jess Tipper Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: Jezz Meredith DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Plan, Report, Section PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Ceramics, Environmental, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: KIR 055 Kirton Lodge Farm Reservoir Evaluation Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Meredith, J. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS rpt 2006/122 Date: 2006 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: 30 plus pages of sheer delight

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Oct 3 2009 1:43PM

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