Monument record ERL 108 - RAF Lakenheath; Hospital Annex

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Summary

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

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 73172 80331 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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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 (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. SCCAS, Caruth J, No 2003/46, March 2003.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 17 2003 2:32AM

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