Monument record HVH 022 - Possible knackers yards and associated Medieval pits and ditches (MED)

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1992-1993: fieldwalking & excavation of Med site on proposed Haverhill bypass route located significant deposit of horse bones, probably from knacker's yard, and other finds/features.


Grid reference Centred TL 6562 4510 (109m by 108m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL64NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

January (?) 1992: Fieldwalking of proposed Haverhill bypass route located concentration of Med finds especially in area 20-40m S of existing road adjoining Burton End. Finds listed as 64 sherds Med pottery, large quern and mill stone fragments & Med tile fragments. Area probably extends N of road but fieldwalking conditions poor (S1).

Excavation in advance of the construction of the by-pass in 1993 identified Medieval ditches, pits and surfaces and a probable medieval house site . The Medieval activity consisted of a probable road-side house with a crude surface behind it and a possible surface in front. Ditches marked the plotboundaries and several pits were identified in the back yard. One of these contained a large deposit of horse bone and has been interpreted as a medieval knackery. The pottery was mainly Hedingham wares. (s2)

Within are of widespread Med & Pmed metalwork scatter HVH 028.

Also see ROM.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Tester A, summary report of fieldwalking assessment, 1992.
  • <M1> (No record type): Fieldwalking archive:.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Caruth J 1993.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH, 38 (2), 1994, p.214.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jun 16 2015 1:53PM

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