Monument record BUC 031 - Field OS 4956, Bucklesham to Alton Water Raw Water Main, Bucklesham.

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Probable Iron Age ditch, prehistoric pottery, post-medieval pit and finds recovered during watching brief and excavation, in advance of water pipeline, following topsoil stripping OS 4956 (field).


Grid reference Centred TM 2654 4170 (118m by 88m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

July 1991: An 85m length of the pipe line was examined after three ?prehistoric hand-made pottery sherds were recovered following topsoil stripping. This area was trial trenched revealing large post-medieval disturbance and which produced modern finds of pottery clay pipe fragments and brick and tile fragments. This feature is likely a post-medieval quarry pit which lies in the very north-eastern corner of the field. To the west of the quarry pit was a ditch 0.80m deep under the plough soil and a probable Iron Age pottery sherd was recovered from the fill. This ditch is related to the nearby cropmark complex (BUC 004). During the cleaning around the ditch, a Roman grey ware rim sherd was also found (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Newman, J. and Boulter, S.. 1991 & 1995.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.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 31 2019 10:56AM

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