Site Event/Activity record ESF21900 - Excavation, ERL 147 Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell

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Location

Location ERL 147 Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath
Grid reference Centred TL 7258 7981 (74m by 201m)
Map sheet TL77NW
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

PROJECT DETAILS Excavation identified, a substantial phase of Late Iron Age activity was seen 250m to the west of this monument at ERL 147 and primarily consisted of several pit groups and occasional ditches. The main group was a dense cluster of some seventy pits occupying an area c.15m across. The majority of these pits ranged from 1m to 2.2m in diameter and 0.5m to 1m deep and were evenly spaced with only a few intercutting each other. A few features scattered across the southern half of ERL 147 contained material from the Iron Age/Roman transition period, suggesting a continuity of activity on the site through to the 1st century AD and a phase of early Roman activity, which consisted of an east-west aligned, multi-cut ditch which ran approximately parallel to Lord's Walk and is thought to be part of the more extensive field system identified in excavations ERL 089, 120 and 129 to the north of Lord's Walk. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future No Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. F/2004/0093/GOV HER event no. ERL147 HER event no. ERL 148 Related HER No. ERL 203 NMR No. 1431513 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: '''Full excavation''' Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Military Base Current Land use: Residential 1 - General Residential Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Roman, DITCH Late Iron Age , PIT Late Iron Age Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): COIN Roman, WORKED FLINT Late Prehistoric, POTTERY Roman, POTTERY Late Iron Age , PROJECT LOCATION Area 1.03 Hectares Grid References: TL72857988 Point, TL72587982 Point Height 14.00 - 25.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: Jo Caruth Supervisor: John Craven DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'Animal Bones', 'Ceramics', 'Environmental', 'Human Bones', 'Metal', 'Worked stone/lithics' Media: 'Database', 'GIS', 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Spreadsheets', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'Animal Bones', 'Ceramics', 'Environmental', 'Human Bones', 'Metal', 'Worked stone/lithics' Media: 'Aerial Photograph', 'Context sheet', 'Drawing', 'Map', 'Photograph', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Section' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'Animal Bones', 'Ceramics', 'Environmental', 'Human Bones', 'Metal', 'Worked stone/lithics' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell, ERL 143, ERL 147, ERL 148 and ERL 203 Author(s)/Editor(s): Craven, J. A. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2012/038 Date: 2012 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Description: SCCAS Excavation assessment report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Craven J. 2012. Archaeological Assessment Report, Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell, ERL 143, ERL 147, ERL 148 & ERL 203.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Liberty Village East, RAF Lakenheath (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 26 2013 12:22PM

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