Site Event/Activity record ESF21946 - Evaluation: Land to East of Lady Miriam Way, Moreton Hall, Rougham

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Location Land to East of Lady Miriam Way, Moreton Hall
Grid reference Centred TL 8854 6419 (300m by 177m)
Map sheet TL86SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS Forty-two trial trenches were excavated across an area of 4.45ha on land to the east of Miriam Way, Moreton Hall. The evaluation was carried out between the 15th and 22nd of October and was conducted as a condition for planning application SE/11/0013 in advance of the construction of a football pitch. The work was commissioned by St Edmundsbury Borough Council. The evaluation identified a large swathe of modern truncation and disturbance running through the middle of the development area resultant from the site's previous use as an airfield. Further disturbance from deep ploughing was also noted. A sparse archaeological horizon was identified across the development area concentrated at the eastern side and south western corner of the site. Towards the east a small collection of ditches, pits and postholes were recorded and one ditch containing a large assemblage of Middle Iron Age pottery. The south-west corner contained a group of intercutting pits, from which several prehistoric struck flints were recovered, and a shallow ditch that held a single sherd of Middle Iron Age pottery. The pit group is unusual as their sizes and fill types are fairly atypical in comparison to the rest of the archaeology. There is a possibility that this group of features represents evidence of modern disturbance filled with an imported soil. The archaeological horizon across the development area is generally only shallowly surviving and it is probable that the lack of archaeology towards the central area is due to loss through truncation rather than an absence of archaeological activity. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. RGH 066 NMR No. 1571833 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Football pitch Methods and Techniques: '''''Sample Trenches''''' Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Site status: None Current Land use: Grassland Heathland 3 - Disturbed Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Middle Iron Age , PIT Uncertain, POSTHOLE Uncertain, DITCH Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POT Middle Iron Age , FLINT Uncertain PROJECT LOCATION Area 4.45 Hectares Grid Reference: TL885642 Point Height 63.41 - 64.59 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Jess Tipper Director/Manager: Jo Caruth Supervisor: A Beverton DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: RGH 066 Contents: 'none' Media: 'Database', 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Spreadsheets', 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: RGH 066 Contents: 'none' Media: 'Context sheet', 'Drawing', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Section', 'Survey ' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: RGH 066 Contents: 'Ceramics', 'other' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Land to the East of Lady Miriam Way, Moreton Hall, Rougham, RGH 066 Author(s)/Editor(s): Beverton, A. V Other Bibliographic Details: 2012/164 Date: 2012 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: Ringbound evaluation report (SCCAS 2012 template).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Beverton, A, V. 2012. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land to East of Lady Miriam Way, Moreton Hall, Rougham.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Iron Age farmstead at Land to East of Lady Miriam Way, Moreton Hall, Rougham (Monument)

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Aug 22 2022 4:50PM

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