Site Event/Activity record ESF21598 - Excavation at Land off Felixtowe Road, Foxhall

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Location Land off Felixstowe Road
Grid reference Centred TM 22892 41911 (166m by 204m)
Map sheet TM24SW



Allen Archaeology


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The excavation revealed remains dating from the Mesolithic through to the post-medieval period. Significant features were limited to the later Neolithic or early Bronze Age, the early Iron Age and the later Iron Age. The remains indicate that during the later Neolithic or early Bronze Age a rectilinear enclosure was established at the site. Beaker pottery and struck flint were recovered. No domestic features were encountered despite the pottery possibly being of a domestic type and it seems likely that either such features had not survived or were sited beyond the limits of the excavation. A droveway defined by parallel drainage ditches, with an enclosure appended to it were in use at the site during the early Iron Age, a system of gates or barriers apparently regulating the movement of livestock between the enclosure and the droveway. The small pottery assemblage from the droveway indicates that it was probably active in the period 600-350BC. At least thirty-seven charcoal-filled pits encountered at the site, which have been interpreted as charcoal clamps, post-dated the droveway and probably date to the later Iron Age. The number of clamps indicates the frequent or prolonged use of the site for the manufacture of charcoal. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode FXL061 NMR No. 1566443 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: '''Full excavation''' Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Current Land use: Cultivated Land 2 - Operations to a depth less than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): ENCLOSURE Early Bronze Age , DROVEWAY Early Iron Age, FIRE PITS Late Iron Age , PIT Early Iron Age, PIT Uncertain, DITCH Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Early Bronze Age , POTTERY Early Iron Age, POTTERY Iron Age , FLINTS Early Bronze Age PROJECT LOCATION Area 1.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM2289641864 Point Height 27.50 - 28.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Allen Archaeological Associates Brief originator: Client and Local Authority Archaeologist Design originator: Mark Allen Director/Manager: Mark Allen Supervisor: Mark Allen DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: County Archaeological Store, Ipswich Contents: 'other' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Images vector', 'Spreadsheets', 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: County Archaeological Store, Ipswich Contents: 'other' Media: 'Context sheet', 'Correspondence', 'Diary', 'Drawing', 'Map', 'Photograph', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Section', 'Unpublished Text' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: County Archaeological Store, Ipswich Contents: 'Animal Bones', 'Ceramics', 'Environmental', 'Worked stone/lithics' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION ASSESSMENT REPORT: LAND OFF FELIXSTOWE ROAD, FOXHALL, SUFFOLK Author(s)/Editor(s): Glover, G Other Bibliographic Details: Report Number AAL2012045 Date: 2012 Issuer/Publisher: Allen Archaeology Limited Place of Issue or Publication: Branston, Lincolnshire

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Glover G. 2012. Excavation Assessment Report, Land off Felixtowe Road, Foxhall, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Land off Felixtowe Road, Foxhall, Suffolk (Monument)

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Sep 10 2020 2:37PM

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