Monument record NDM 008 - The Pightle, Needham Market, (Prehistoric)

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Finds of mainly Mesolithic flintwork. Also features and later pottery.


Grid reference Centred TM 0888 5513 (42m by 101m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM05NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

May 1993: Two trial trenches were excavated exposing the subsoil surface. This was a mottled sand in which burnt and worked flint were found. Though no discernible features were observed much of the flint was discovered in discreet patches.

May/June 1993: Excavation and subsequent monitoring of trenches during construction revealed further flintwork and undated, probable and definite prehistoric features and finds. The flintwork was mainly Mesolithic with earlier and later Mesolithic assemblages. Details in (S2).

See also Roman, Saxon & Medieval records.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth J. 1994. Archaeological Excavation Report, "The Pightle" Needham Market.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 1126.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 11 2020 1:28PM

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