Monument record BUC 033 - Early Bronze Age features and finds at Bucklesham to Alton Water Raw Water Main

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Early Bronze Age pits, pottery and a barbed and tanged arrowhead, also post-medieval field boundary.


Grid reference Centred TM 2466 4118 (96m by 37m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

August 1991: Watching brief of the pipe line located a ditch previously shown as a cropmark BUC 013. The ditch appeared to be cut by a pit. The cropmark complex appears to be post-medieval as they are to a large extent on a similar alignment to the existing field boundaries. While no datable finds were recovered from the ditch, the landowner did confirm that this field boundary was removed in the post-war period. A small scatter of prehistoric pottery sherds was located to the west of the ditch. Subsequent cleaning in the area revealed four small pit/large posthole. Finds include, sherds of Beaker pottery and a barbed and tanged arrowhead. To the east of these pits was a larger pit which had a particularly charcoal rich layer near its base, soil sample was taken for analysis. A few flakes and one or two possible implements were recovered from the ploughsoil (S1).

June 1994: Single sample sent for radio-carbon dating. Result of 1750 (plus or minus 65) bc, calibrated to 2197-1989 BC (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 Unpublished document: Newman, J. and Boulter, S.. 1991 & 1995.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> (No record type): Scottish Universities Research & Reactor Centre, Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory (Cook G), `Bucklesham.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 23 2017 1:12PM

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