Monument record IKL 111 - Euston to Cambridge mains water pipeline Thetford Aqueduct pipeline route; Field 1143

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Monitoring identified twenty pits one of which contained 24 sherds of Neolithic pottery.


Grid reference Centred TL 7905 7459 (115m by 364m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

March 1991: fieldwalking assessment - only 1 struck flint found - no site positively identified (S1).
January 1992: Following topsoil stripping for water pipeline of 9m width, a series of features were identified and rapidly excavated 24 hours in advance of pipe laying. These included:- 9 small pits containing burnt flint and charcoal - one of which had several pieces of flint gritted pottery (Neo); 11 other pits/depresssions of smooth, dark brown sand with occasional flints; 6 of the total 20 pits were substantial - i.e. over 30cm deep. The pits were not closely associated being spread out over approximately 300m (S2). Details of finds forthcoming.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive: (S2).
  • <M2> (No record type): Fieldwalking archive: (S1).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1995. Archaeological Report, Euston to Cambridge Water Mains Pipeline. SAU, Caruth J & Gill D, excavation archive, January 1992.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 5 2020 10:44AM

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