Monument record RLM 029 - Area 7, Bentwaters Airbase, Rendlesham

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18 trenches were opened in a field known as Area 7, Rendlesham, but no archaeological evidence was recovered.


Grid reference Centred TM 33534 53341 (415m by 355m)
Map sheet TM35SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

2003: 18 trenches were opened in Area 7, Rendlesham but produced no archaeological evidence. The area lies within 100m of known Saxon findspots but modern footings in the north eastern corner of the site created disturbance in the area closest to these findspots. The entire area had also been subjected to deep ploughing, (S1).

2004: Monitoring revealed no further archaeology, (S2).

Descriptions of flint finds are broad, dating to a specific period bracket is ill-advised. However, they may be later Prehistoric, based on details of discovery, (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Mclannahan, C. 2003. Evaluation Report. Area 7, Bentwater Airbase, Rendlesham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Everett, L. 2004. Monitoring Report, Area 7, Bentwater Airbase, Rendlesham.
  • <S3> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

May 27 2020 10:55AM

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