Monument record BCC 014 - Large clay lined pit, truncated by footing trench excavation.

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Summary

Large clay lined pit, truncated by footing trench excavation. The fill was highly organic, with the survival of organic matter particularly good; a quantity of cut and/or stitched leather being retrieved.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4218 9035 (12m by 10m)
Map sheet TM49SW
Civil Parish BECCLES, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

May 1990: Large clay lined pit (BCC 014.001) truncated by footing trench excavation. Measured 4m across by over 2m in depth. The fill was highly organic, of peaty consistency, and damp to the touch. The survival of organic matter in this deposit was particularly good, with a quantity of cut and/or stitched leather being retrieved. The pit was aceramic and, besides the organic matter, contained little in the way of rubbish. Elsewhere on the site, deposits appeared to be circa 1.15m deep in total. For details and location plan, see (S1)(R1).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> (No record type): SAU, Loader T, excavation archive.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Loader, T.. 1990. Watching Brief Report: 5, New Market, Beccles. SAU, Loader T, excavation summary, May 1990.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive: (R1) at Ipswich.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 3 2018 1:14PM

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