Monument record LCS 004 - Findspot of 2 Bronze-Age cinerary urns.

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Summary

Two Bronze Age cinerary urns, found when digging trench for a gas main in Carr Road, near the Gas works, Leiston.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 446 629 (101m by 100m)
Map sheet TM46SW
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Found when digging trench for a gas main in Carr Road, near the Gas works, Leiston. Two cinerary urns both with horse-shoe applied handles, the larger inverted over the smaller which contained some material resembling ash, (this was unfortunately tipped out by the finders). Date Middle to Late Bronze Age. Found in July 1957 by Messrs E M Bailey, J Clark and P Gedden and presented (to Ipswich Museum) by C R Fowler, Manager, Eastern Gas board, Leiston branch (S1).
For more detailed description see (S2).
Basil Brown archive includes report of 19/7/1957 from Chronicle & Mercury and EADT photograph of urns, dated 16/7/1957 (S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 957 - 82, 1957.
  • <S2> (No record type): Pottery of the Early & Early MBA in Suffolk, PSIA, 29, 1962, (2), 194- 195 (ill).
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM46SW7, 1977.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, LXIV, 28.

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Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 3:42PM

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