Monument record ERL 107 - RAF Lakenheath; Dormitory 937 (Sax)

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Ditches, predominantly Middle Sax were found during excavation in advance of construction of new dormitory.


Grid reference Centred TL 73025 80503 (68m by 88m)
Map sheet TL78SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1999: Excavating either side of dormitory 937, in advance of redevelopment, uncovered Roman & Saxon features. Mostly ditches with some pits. The site lies on the east side of Norwich road, immediately north of the cemetery excavation, ERL 104, and the ditches may relate to those found on the north side of the cemetery. The excavation revealed a network of ditches apparently dating to the Rom and Sax periods (both Early Anglo-Saxon and Middle Saxon pottery was recovered) as well as some pits. The topography was undulating with natural sand-filled hollows evident across the site. It is hoped to tie the results of this work with the evidence found in the ERL 104 excavation for the Anglo-Saxon activity beyond the limits fo the cemetery (S1).
Also prehistoric worked flints.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth J. 2003. Dormitory 937, RAF Lakenheath, A REPORT ON THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS, 1999.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 30 2020 12:36PM

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