Monument record BRH 015 - Bronze Age settlement site, Sandy Lane Pit

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Settlement site, house, 2 ovens/ furnaces, pit containing pottery, see details.


Grid reference Centred TM 1347 5149 (44m by 35m)
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Settlement site. Site lies on the top of a hill, overlooking Gipping Valley, adjacent to gravel quarry. Quarrying in November 1978 revealed a pit containing a furnace or oven which incorporated fragments of a large Late BA/ Early IA jar of West Harling Type. Radiocarbon date of 2640 +/- 70bp, cal BC 845-795, HAR-3610.
Further work undertaken on site in April and May-June 1979, when area of approximately 720 sq m was examined, revealing a second smaller oven and a roughly circular post built house approximately 11m in diameter. The house site seems to be associated with Darmsden style pottery. A shallow pit, cut into a patch of clay in the sub-soil, contained pottery of C3-C1 BC. Details in (S1) and excavation archive.
See also Rom & IA.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: summary report.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Martin E. 1993. Settlements on Hill-tops: Seven Prehistoric Sites in Suffolk. EAA 65. EAA 65.
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <M3> (No record type): Photographs: CAM 9-11.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 18 2020 10:59PM

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