Site Event/Activity record ESF21319 - Desk Based Assessment - Cavenham Quarry, Cavenham

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Location Marston Pit
Grid reference Centred TL 7658 7208 (244m by 499m)
Map sheet TL77SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



An archaeological impact assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal to extend Marston Pit, Cavenham. The assessment included an examination of the HER, a documentary search and a site walkover. The PDA lies entirely within the area of heathland. This area would have been open land until the Enclosure of 1801. Before the enclosure the heath was crossed by several minor roads and trackways, but there is no evidence for any structures within the PDA. One side of the PDA runs adjacent to The Black Ditches (CAM 001) and quarrying would affect the setting of this monument. It was recommended that a programme of archaeological work conducted going forward.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Rolfe, J.. 2006. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, An assessment of the potential for impact on archaeological deposits as a result of the proposed quarry extwension at Cavenham.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Desk based assessment of Cavenham Quarry (Revoked Record)

Record last edited

Mar 16 2016 4:59PM

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