Monument record ERL 118 - RAF Lakenheath, Intermediate School

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Summary

Late Iron Age, early Roman and undated ditches found during evaluation for classroom extensions. Site also monitored during October 2001.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 727 802 (49m by 64m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

2001: Archaeological evaluation in advance of the construction of new classrooms at the intermediate school at RAF Lakenheath, revealed a number of ditches, one of which was dated to the first half of the first century AD. The site lies on a north-south slope, the top half of which is tuncated and the bottom buried under accumulated soils. The presence of the ditches but general absence of finds and occupation debris may suggest that this site lies on the periphery of the Late Iron Age and Early Roman settlemnt present c. 150m to the south. Details in (S1).

The site was also monitored in October 2001. Small group of pits and ditches dating to the Late Iron Age/Early Roman period were ditscovered. This probably relates to occupation of a similar date found near by during previous monitorings and excavations (ERL 111, 112 and 089). Details in (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Intermediate school, RAF Lakenheath, ERL 118. Caruth, J, SAU. 2001/53, July 2001.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Intermediate school, RAF Lakenheath, ERL 118.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jan 23 2020 2:47PM

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