Monument record LMD 115 - Ex Gardners Garage site, Little St Marys

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Summary

1997: Two burials were found during evaluation trenching.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8629 4527 (57m by 43m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL84NE
Civil Parish LONG MELFORD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

January 1997: Two burials were found during evaluation trenching. One was buried in a (C4?) stone coffin (left in situ, the lid of which was pierced by the builders) with the body surrounded by ??gypsum. The other had probably been in a wooden coffin. The edge of a probable third grave was just caught by the trenching but was not sampled. They were all aligned E-W, possibly in rows, the heads of the two known burials were at the west end facing east. Disarticulated fragment of human bone found in unstratified contexts suggest that another burial on the site had already been disturbed. The graves had been cut through an occupation layer and the graves backfill was dark loam with Roman finds debris.
A large pit containing C1 pottery and remnants of an horizon of occupation soil were also found (S1).
February 1997: Full excavation of part of cemetery followed. Report outstanding (S2). For summary see (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU (Gill D), archive and evaluation report, January 1997, ill.
  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive: (S1).
  • <S2> Verbal communication: Personal communication. SAU, Boulter S, 1997.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. SAU, Boulter S, Archaeol in Suff, 1997, PSIAH, 39(2), 1998, 236-237.

Finds (11)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 11 2012 3:53PM

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