Monument record BLG 017 - Prehistoric ditches and pits, Orion Business Park, Blackacre Hill, Great Blakenham

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Summary

Prehistoric ditches and a pit, containing Neolthic and Iron Age pottery identified by Evaluation in the centre of the site, see BLG 017 MSF 18641 for Roman features in the north-east corner of the site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 118 496 (256m by 125m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14NW
Civil Parish GREAT BLAKENHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (7)

Full Description

1999: Evaluation trenches exposed a number of scattered prehistoric ditches and a pit, which contained Iron Age and Neoltihic pottery, spread around the centre of the site, as well as a relatively concentrated area of Roman period features towards the north-east corner of the site (S2) - see BLG 017 MSF18641 for Roman features.

1999: Subsequent Monitoring of soil stripping in the area of the scattered prehistoric features revealed a number of possible post-holes and pits, only 6 of which contained datable evidence. A field boundary was also observed containing post-medieval material. It is possible that ploughing has led to the truncation or loss of features in this area (S3).
See BLG 017 MSF18641 for record of Excavation of Roman features in the north-east corner of the site.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. SAU, Newman J, June 1999.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Bales, E.. 1999. Archaeological Evaluation, Orion Business Park, Blackacre Hill, Great Blakenham.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Everett, L., Tester, C., Anderson, S. and Willett, A.. 1999. Archaeological Monitoring and Excavation, Orion Business Park, Blackacre Hill, Great Blakenham.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Apr 16 2018 5:10PM

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