Monument record PFM 009 - Proposed Lorry Park, Shepherd & Dog Farm

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Trenched evaluation revealed six shallow, circular charcoal filled features, undated.


Grid reference Centred TM 21229 41295 (294m by 132m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

January 2003: An archaeological evaluation was undertaken to assess the extent and depth of surviving archaeology within the area of the proposed lorry park at the Shepherd & Dog Farm, Nacton (parish of Purdis Farm). Seven linear trenches were machine excavated to the depth of the natural subsoil and within these a small number of features were revealed and recorded. The majority of these features were shallow, charcoal filled pits of an unknown purpose. They contained no dating evidence but the freshness of the cuts suggests they are relatively modern. It has been suggested that these features are associated with activities undertaken during WW2. An undated ditch was also identified (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: MS. 2003. Eval report. Proposed Lorry Park, Shepherd & Dog Farm., Purdis Farm.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 2 2012 5:32PM

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