Monument record BNH 041 - Euston to Cambridge mains water pipeline Thetford Aqueduct

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Assessment, located scatter, of at least 16 burnt and 14 worked flints and features including two possible houses, see details.


Grid reference Centred TL 831 775 (206m by 53m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL87NW


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

February - March 1991: fieldwalking assessment prior to `Thetford Aqueduct' water pipeline located continuous loose, but relatively concentrated scatter, of at least 16 burnt and 14 worked flints, plus a possible burnt flint patch from TL 8300 7751 to TL 8320 7752 (S1).
October 1991: following topsoil stripping, area of brown ?Preh soil overlying various features rapidly examined (due to imminent destruction by pipe-trenching machine). This site represents a small settlement occupation in the Earlier and Later Bronze Age. There was at least one and possibly two houses on the site of possible Early or Middle Bronze Age date (flint and grog tempered pottery), with a small number of dispersed features somwe of which were probably of Late Bronze Age date (hard, flint tempered pottery). There was a large quantity of burnt debris but it was not clear whether this represented destruction deposits or occupation detritus. The presence of an intermittant occupation layer containing similar [Late?] Bronze Age pottery but sealing one of the charcoal deposits probably indicates that occupation was continuing in the area after the abandonment of these buildings but there is no evidence to suggest how extensive this occupation might be. Details to follow (S2 & S3).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Pendleton C, Assessment survey results, 1991.
  • <M1> (No record type): Thetford aqueduct file:.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Caruth J & Gill D, excavation archive, October 1991.
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1995. Archaeological Report, Euston to Cambridge Water Mains Pipeline.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 9 2015 2:23PM

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