Monument record BUC 030 - Field OS 7570, Bucklesham to Alton Water Raw Water Main, Bucklesham, (Prehistoric-Medieval).

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Possible Prehistoric pit, pottery and worked flints located during watching brief, and excavation in advance of water pipeline following topsoil stripping OS 7570 (field).


Grid reference Centred TM 2685 4186 (129m by 52m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

July 1991: Two possible prehistoric pottery sherds, worked flints and burnt flint were recovered during the watching brief, near the cropmark complex BUC 004. A series of trial trenches were then excavated across the line of the pipeline trench. This 40m stretch of pipeline was going across a depression on the edge of the filed that had silted up with hillwash or colluvium. The colluvium appeared to have formed a generally uniform layer which build up against the field edge. A possible pit was identified but did not contain finds. A mixed group of finds were recovered from the trial trenches, including heavily burnt flints, flakes, a barbed and tanged arrowhead, hand-made prehistoric pottery sherds, an Ipswich ware rim sherd and a few medieval sherds of pottery (S1).

Descriptions of flint finds (cores and flakes) are broad, dating to a specific period bracket is ill-advised. However, they may be later Prehistoric, based on proximity to ther finds in this record, (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Newman, J. and Boulter, S.. 1991 & 1995. A Record of the Archaeological Works Associated with the Laying of the Bucklesham to Alton Water Raw Water Main.
  • <S2> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Dec 31 2019 10:57AM

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