Site Event/Activity record ESF25896 - Evaluation - Reservoir Adjacent to Benacre Wood, Benacre

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Location Benacre Wood, Benacre
Grid reference Centred TM 4948 8476 (442m by 374m)
Map sheet TM48SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Trial Trench evaluation was conducted on the site of a proposed agricultural irrigation reservoir on Benacre Estate. Nine trenches were excavated, the topsoil was at a depth of c.0.30-0.60m and comprised a friable brownish grey loam with occasional flint pebbles and CBM. Where no archaeological features were observed the topsoil directly overlay natural drift deposits comprising firm light orange brown clay with occasional sand pockets, rare small to medium sub-angular flint pebbles and moderate small sub-rounded chalk nodules. At depths in excess of 1m (encountered in the base of some of the deeper features and observed in a cable trench excavated in the northern part of the site) this became stiff and bluish grey in colour (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gardner, R.. 2003. Evaluation and Excavation - Reservoir Adjacent to Benacre Wood, Benacre.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Reservoir adjacent to Benacre Wood (Med) (Monument)
  • Reservoir adjacent to Benacre Wood (Preh) (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 4 2017 4:02PM

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