Monument record LUD 033 - Lound Water Treatment Works

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Trial trench evaluation revealed single prehistoric pit in SW corner of site.


Grid reference Centred TG 49953 00837 (108m by 114m)
Map sheet TG40SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

2003: A desk-based assessment and a programme of trial trenching was carried out to evaluate an area of land at Lound Water Treatment Plant, prior to expansion of the existing treatment facilities. The desk-based assessment showed that the development site had remained unoccupied from at least the middle of the 19th century (S-S3).
Trial trenching (220m sq) revealed just a single ditch (most likely natural in origin) and a pit in SW corner of site in Trench 1. The latter contained a significant quantity of burnt flint, suggesting some enigmatic prehistoric occupation across the site (S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Map: 1840. Lound Tithe Map.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S4).
  • <S2> Map: OS. OS Map. 1st edition, 1884.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. 2nd edition, 1906.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. SCCAS, Gardner R, No 2003/63, 2003.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 3 2020 3:48PM

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