Monument record ERL 143 - Liberty Village Phase 1 evaluation, RAFL

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Evaluation in advance of the first phase of reconstruction work revealed an area of Iron Age pits (ERL 147) and a Bronze Age ring ditch and burial (ERL 148).


Grid reference Centred TL 72708 79805 (329m by 226m)
Map sheet TL77NW


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

This report is a brief summary of the results of an archaeological field evaluation of Phase 1 of the Liberty Village development, RAF Lakenheath. Two areas were identified for subsequent excavation, an apparent Bronze Age barrow with a central crouched inhumation (hevaily disturbed) of a probable female aged 15-18 (ERL 148) and an occupation area with a dense spread of Iron Age pits (ERL 147). Together these demonstrated the presence of activity over a long period through the Bronze and Iron Ages (S1). The full report on the evaluation results will be included with any future work.

2006: An aerial photographic assessment identified a field boundary across the north of the site that appeared to be a continuation those found as part of ERL 147 (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Craven J. 2012. Archaeological Assessment Report, Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell, ERL 143, ERL 147, ERL 148 & ERL 203.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Craven, J,. 2005. Evaluation Summary Report, Phase 1, Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 2006. Archaeological Evaluation Report. Phase 2 Libery Village, RAFL, Eriswell.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Dec 1 2022 1:04PM

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