Monument record LKH 009 - Rabbit Hill (BA)

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Summary

Pit, diameter 4 feet x 4 feet 6 inches, depth about 2 feet, excavated by Grace Briscoe after discovered by deep ploughing in 1958.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7189 8402 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Pit, diameter 4 feet x 4 feet 6 inches, depth about 2 feet, excavated by Grace Briscoe after discovered by deep ploughing in 1958. Pit cuts into yellow sand with fill of black soil with over 200 sherds of "giant" beaker (three listed by D L Clarke) and rusticated ware, charcoal, flint implements including 14 scrapers, animal bone and teeth, possibly used to decorate pottery (S1)(R1)(R2)(S2). At least sixteen pots represented, four rusticated, 3 plain (S3). Further information and excavation archive in Briscoe archive? Mentioned in Gibson (S4).
Also Un.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): Clarke D L, Beaker pottery of GB & Ireland, 1970, 498, corpus numbers 929, 930.
  • <M1> (No record type): G Briscoe archive:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW20.
  • <R2> (No record type): MIHLM, 6 inch record map, 1957 (?) entry.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath Beaker, 1959.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S3).
  • <S3> (No record type): Briscoe Lady G, PCAS, 53, 1960, 1-7.
  • <S4> (No record type): Gibson A M, `Beaker Domestic Sites', BAR, 107, 1982, (1), 182.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 5 2011 2:04PM

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