Site Event/Activity record ESF22840 - Watching Brief - Parking behind building 998, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell

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Grid reference Centred TL 7335 8018 (14m by 31m)
Map sheet TL78SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



The first visit saw site after c.75% of initial strip. This removed topsoil c.20cm deep and 90% of this was disturbed by services trees and modern spreads. The second visit was made during he reduced level dig which removed material to c.60cm from the surface level. Natural was coarse orange sand but seen only rarely. Much of the area was diturbed to the full depth, in particular the north-east corner which had clearly had trees on it and there some major service trenches (c.1m wide) running south from this area. Natural was mainly seen in the central area, although cut by services. At the south end of the site the base of the strip showed a coarse yellow-brown sand which was not natural. This may well be the same layer as the red-brown putative ancient plough soil seen over much of this part of the base (ERL 046, 114, 129 etc.) although it was not as red in colour as on the other sites. Where subsoil was seen it didn't look truncated and the soil profiles suggest a slight dropping of natural to the south. The south western edge of the site was not stripped at the time of the visit. There was no sign of either archaeological features or finds. The exact location of the site is unclear although it is presumed to be the vicinity of the mapped object.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: ?. 2004. Watching Brief - Parking behind building 998, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Negative monitoring at Parking behind building 998 (Revoked Record)

Record last edited

Mar 5 2019 2:47PM

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