Monument record BNC 002 - Beech Farm, Benacre, (Mesolithic-Early Bronze Age).

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Various Items. Some identifiably Mesolithic (by Jacobi and Billington), others broadly dated, some Neolithic-Early Bronze Age.


Grid reference Centred TM 525 841 (100m by 100m)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1968: 2 Mesolithic cores, 3 scrapers, 5 end scrapers, flakes & a Neolithic axe found on Beach Farm' (S1, S3).

1971: Mesolithic & Neolithic implements including 1 hammerstone, 2 saws or blades, 1 notched blade, 1 core graver, 8 end scrapers, 2 side scrapers, butt end of leaf shaped arrowhead, 1 fabricator, 21 blades (9 complete), 1 pick partially ground, 3 blade cores & 1 micro core found grouped together in a small area on Beach Farm' (S1, S2).

Neolithic record, subsumed into this record.

See also (S4, S5) for items identified as Mesolithic.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM58SW3.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Owles, E.. 1971. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1971.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Owles, E. J. and N. Smedley. 1968. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1968. PSIAH, 1968, XXXI.2, pp. 188–201..
  • <S4> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11315.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 888.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (18)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 3:34PM

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