Monument record LKH 211 - RAF Lakenheath, New Perimeter Road

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Summary

Pits and ditches dating to MIA found near sites excavated in 1930s and 40s.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 73366 82800 (49m by 97m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Archaeological monitoring during the construction of a new road around the perimeter of the north side of the runway and associated new drainage at RAF Lakenheath revealed an area of dense pits and ditches dating ot the Middle Iron Age (LKH 211). The site lies within an extensive multi-period site (LKH 070+) identified by Grace, Lady Briscoe, Mr A. Graham and Mr C. Gordon in the 1930's and 40's and is part of Iron Age settlement (LKH 014) identified during construction of the air-base in the late 1930's (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 2001. RAF Lakenheath, New Perimeter Rd. A Report on the Archaeological Monitoring, 2001.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 15 2014 12:32PM

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