Monument record BRK 104 - Gallows Hill, Saxon (Sax)

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Evaluation identified two sunken featured buildings and Early Saxon pottery was recovered from the flanking ditches of a Roman road.


Grid reference Centred TM 1057 5358 (606m by 915m)
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

1990: DBA, fieldwalking, metal detecting and geophysical surveys - see (S3).
Possible ESax brooch metal detected in 1990 (S1).
Two sunken featured buildings and Early Saxon pottery from the flanking ditches of a Roman road located in evaluation trenching in 2002 (S2).

2013: Excavation recorded Prehistoric to Post medieval features. Three Sunken Featured Buildings were identified in the northeast half of the site. All three were aligned east/west and were of similar size and form, with a post hole at the centre of the short ends. Two of the structures had evidence of central hearths comprising deposits at the very centre of the structure which were much darker than the surrounding earth and contained a significant quantity of charcoal. Saxon pottery was recovered and also residual Roman pottery. A small quantity of residual Early Bronze Age and intrusive post-medieval pottery were recovered. Common also to all three was large quantities of CBM and animal bone. Possible Saxon pits and ditches were also identified (S4).

Also Un, Preh, Rom & PMed.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. Hedges J W, Symonds J & Wait G A (Tempvs Reparatum) Consultancy Report, Aug 1990, ill.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2002. A Record of an Archaeological Evaluation of Land at Gallows Hill, Barking, Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Symonds, J.. 1990. An Archaeological Assessment of land at Gallows Hill South, Gipping Valley, Barking.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Symonds, J.. 1989. Archaeological Consultancy Report- Part of Gripping Valley, Barking, Mid-Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Roseff, R.. 1992. Landscape History of Gallows Hill, Gipping Valley, Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Hedghes, J. W.. 1992. Proof of Evidence regarding the Archaeological Resource of Gallows Hill South, Gipping Valley, Suffolk.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Adams, M. and Barlow, G.. 2013. An Archaeological Excavation Interim Report, Gallows Hill, Gipping Valley, Suffolk (Phase 3).

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 9 2017 12:26PM

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