Monument record BNH 036 - Euston to Cambridge mains water pipeline OS Field 4434

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Summary

March 1991: Fieldwalking assessment located one burnt flint and 4 flint flakes only on freshly ploughed field (S1).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8246 7719 (95m by 41m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL87NW
Civil Parish BARNHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

March 1991: Fieldwalking assessment located one burnt flint and 4 flint flakes only on freshly ploughed field (S1).
August 1991: Excavation in advance of pipeline laying following topsoil stripping. This consisted of 8 small pits/post holes, three large pits and one large (5m x 4m) shallow (<20cm) spread of burnt flint & charcoal under which were concealed three small post holes and a 1.75m long slot filled with charcoal. This feature contained considerable quantities of pottery, flint tools and waste flakes. 5 and 10m W of this were two fairly substantial pits (1m diameter x upto 50cm deep) but with fewer finds. 19m SW from the main spread was a larger pit, 1.20m wide by 1m deep containing layers of silt, charcoal and organic material.
The E edge of this group of features is 50m E of the area along the pipeline which was left unstripped (28/8/91) as being the presumed route of the Icknield Way (ELV 016)(S2). Two radiocarbon samples from contexts BNH 036.011 & 013 gave dates of 3380 (plus or minus 70) and 3330 (plus or minus 80) BP (S3). Details in (S4).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Pendleton C, survey archive, May 1991.
  • <M1> (No record type): Survey archive:.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Tester A et al, excavation archive, August 1991.
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S3> (No record type): Scottish Universities Research & Reactor Centre, samples GU-4174 & GU 4175, 1995.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1995. Archaeological Report, Euston to Cambridge Water Mains Pipeline.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 18 2019 4:21PM

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