Monument record ALP 006 - Roman ditches, Saxon finds and a possible medieval building

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Summary

Roman ditches, Saxon finds and a possible medieval building located during watching brief on water pipeline route following topsoil stripping over corridor between 4-6 m wide.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8756 5056 (80m by 56m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL85SE
Civil Parish ALPHETON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (7)

Full Description

July 1992: clearance of topsoil for water pipeline route followed by excavation.

Early Roman ditches were identifiedthat contained mostly Belgic/Early Rom C1 pottery, animal bone, metalwork, etc. Details to follow (S1).

Saxon
Part of a large feature possibly the remains of an Sunken Featured Building with a packed posthole was identified as well as a number of pits with one conatianing having a charcaolrich fill. The pottery was of late Saxon / early medieval date.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Tester, A. 1994. Report on Archaeological Excavation and Monitoring at Alpheton 1992.
  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH, 38 (1), 1993, p.91.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 30 2019 1:52PM

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