Monument record ERL 089 - RAF Lakenheath, Child Development Centre (Sax)
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 72672 79985 (142m by 78m)|
|Civil Parish||ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
Archaeological excavation in advance of the construction of a new Child Development Centre at RAF Lakenheath revealed activity dating from the Mid Iron Age to Early Saxon periods. The main period of occupation, however, was the Late IA/early Rom period and the results of the archaeological work demonstrate agricultural landscape use comprising a trackway and associated fields, paddocks and pens. The track follows a similar alignment to that of the existing Lord's Walk and it is likely that this was a route to move livestock between winter pasture on the heath and summer pasture on the fen-edge. The system of gated and fenced pens and paddocks provides a means of singling animals out and controlling the flocks. This is certainly part of a larger pattern of landscape use and further work in this area can be expected to expand this picture (S1).
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Record last edited
Jan 23 2012 12:04PM