Monument record WSM 005 - Irrigation Reservoir (proposed), Willingham

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Summary

Pits and ditches yielding Med pottery were revealed during evaluation.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 45405 85885 (286m by 235m)
Map sheet TM48NE
Civil Parish WILLINGHAM ST MARY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

August 2003: An archaeological evaluation was undertaken to assess the extent and depth of surviving archaeology within the area of a proposed irrigation reservoir on land to the north of Sotterley Park. Seven linear trenches were machine excavated to the depth of natural subsoil and within these a number of features were revealed and recorded. These include probable pits and ditches many of which yielded Med pottery indicating an area of extensive Med occupation, which could include a high status, early brick building. No desk-top survey was undertaken although it has been noted that settlement is denoted on Hodskinson's Map of Suffolk (1783) and a 'ruined church' located just to lthe NE of the site, is also depicted.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: MS. 2003. Archaeological Evaluation Report. Proposed Irrigation Reservoir, Willingham.
  • <S2> Map: J Hodskinson. 1783. The County of Suffolk Surveyed.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 31 2012 1:26PM

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