Monument record BUC 036 - Eastern end of field O.S.0045, Bucklesham to Alton Water Raw Water Main, Bucklesham, (Prehistoric-Post Medieval).

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Undated pits containing burnt flints identified during watching brief and trial trenching for water main pipe line.


Grid reference Centred TM 2637 4151 (27m by 56m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1991: Watching brief and trial trenching identified a layer of hillwash c0.05-0.3m deep. A moderately large "bell" shaped pit was excavated and contained burnt flints. The pit appeared to cut through more silty, grey hillwash. Another pit was examined, also containing burnt flints. A few small fragments of post-medieval tile were recovered which may have been carried down in animal burrows (S1).

Descriptions of flint finds are broad, dating to a specific period bracket is ill-advised. However, they may be Later Prehistoric, based on context, (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 Unpublished document: Newman, J. and Boulter, S.. 1991 & 1995.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 (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 2 2020 9:21AM

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