Monument record BNH 037 - Euston to Cambridge mains water pipeline Fields `0000' & OS 2255

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Summary

March 1991: Fieldwalking assessment revealed concentrations of burnt flint - probably plough dispersed burnt flint patch/es and scatter of struck flints and one sherd flint filled pottery over adjoining field surfaces, circa 300m length (S1).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8736 7848 (178m by 87m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL87NE
Civil Parish BARNHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

March 1991: Fieldwalking assessment revealed concentrations of burnt flint - probably plough dispersed burnt flint patch/es and scatter of struck flints and one sherd flint filled pottery over adjoining field surfaces, circa 300m length (S1).
August 1991: Excavation in advance of pipeline laying following topsoil stripping. A total of 30 features were recorded, consisting of: 27 small shallow features containing charcoal often with burnt flint and/or pottery, one pit 0.6m deep, one large disturbance (0014) containing charcoal, burnt flint, clay, burnt clay and pottery, at least 4m long going under the section to the north with upto 6 small post holes associated with it, and one rectangular feature 1m x 2m with fired and unfired clay, burnt flint and charcoal (probably an oven)(S2 & S4).
Extent of site N & S not known.
Radiocarbon sample from context BNH 037.014 gave LBA date of 2910 (plus or minus 90) BP (GU-4173)(S3). Details in (S4).
Site formerly listed as `IA'.

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, sample GU-4173, 1995.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1995. Archaeological Report, Euston to Cambridge Water Mains Pipeline.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 18 2011 11:20AM

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