Monument record ERL 108 - Early Saxon Ditched and undated pit at RAF Lakenheath; Hospital Annex

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Ditches probably dated to Early Saxon period (and later) were found during evaluation and monitoring for the new hospital annex.


Grid reference Centred TL 73172 80331 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL78SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1999: Evaluation and monitoring in advance of the construction of a new hospital annex on a former car park uncovered several ditches, some of which probably date to the Early Saxon period. Most of the ditches probably formed part of the extensive field system, seen in neighbouring excavations, which seems to date from the late Prehistoric period onwards. The southern edge of an apparently curving or circular ditch may relate to the nearby cemetery, but could equally be the outside edge of a right-angled ditch corner (S1).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2005. Archaeological Assessment Report. RAF Lakenheath, Historic Sites., Lakenheath.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish Files. (S1).
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth , J.. 2003. Archaeological Evaluation and Monitoring - RAF Lakenheath, Hospital Annex Replacement, Phase 1.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 10 2023 1:49PM

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