Monument record BLG 013 - Medieval ditches and undated features, Tollgate Farm, Great Blakenham

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Four medieval ditches and a number of undated ditches and pits were found during evaluation and monitoring, along with medieval pottery and unstratified Iron Age and Roman pottery.


Grid reference Centred TM 118 506 (237m by 225m)
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

December 1995: Two ditches found during evaluation trenching on Tollgate Farm. One (0009) ran NW-SE parallelling A1100 set back 25m from road frontage. It contained three adjoining sherds of Med coarse ware, oyster shell and animal bone. The other ditch E-W at a slightly acute angle to 0009, it contained no finds. Both ditches were masked beneath a substantial hillwash deposit. See evaluation report for full details (S1). For other Med finds within area of evaluation see BLG 008.
1998 Monitoring revealed low density pottery scatter and isolated ditch features (S2). Groundworks for a housing development were monitored after an evaluation. A low-density scatter of medieval pottery and isolated field features were consistent eith its position on the periphery of a medieval green. (S3).
Also IA.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 1996. Evaluation report. Tollgate Farm, Great Blackenham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 1998. Monitoring report,Tollgate Farm, Great Blakenham.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (3), p.365.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 2 2018 4:39PM

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