Monument record LKH 193 - USAF/RAF Lakenheath

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Summary

Features, including inhumation burial, revealed during watching brief for British Telecom trench within larger Rom site, LKH 030 & close to LKH 146 (S1).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7323 8094 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Features, including inhumation burial, revealed during watching brief for British Telecom trench within larger Rom site, LKH 030 & close to LKH 146 (S1).
The excavation of a trench by BT (1m x 1.6m) revealed at least three Rom features cutting the natural chalky/silt subsoil. A burial cut the corner of the trench and appeared to be aligned along a ditch which ran N-W to S-E. The bones were about 0.45m from the surface which was truncated. Pottery recovered from the spoil was Rom.
The legs and upper body are still intact (or should be) as inaccessible for excavation- bones of large male (Sue Anderson personal comment). For further details see plan in parish file (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Tester A, October 1996, annotated plan.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: plan.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 17 1996 12:00AM

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