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

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Pits and ditches yielding Med pottery were revealed during evaluation.


Grid reference Centred TM 45405 85885 (286m by 235m)
Map sheet TM48NE


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 Unpublished document: MS. 2003.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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