Monument record HGH 030 - Umhlanga, The Folly, Haughley

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Evaluation and monitoring within the outer bailey of Haughley Castle was carried out prior to development and revealed the defensive ditch and other features within the outer bailey, together with residual Late Saxon and prehistoric material.


Grid reference Centred TM 02522 62234 (44m by 28m)
Map sheet TM06SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

An evaluation was carried out prior to the construction of five new dwellings at Umhlanga, Haughley, in order to sample and record any surviving archaeological deposits. The site was known to occupy a location within the outer bailey of Haughley castle and overlay the ditch and assumed bank of the castle defences. The profile of the defensive ditch, including an internal bank, was recorded and features of 12th-14th century date were excavated within the bailey area. These medieval features were sealed by a metre of overburden. A small amount of residual material was also encountered, comprising a sherd of Iron Age pottery, a probable Mesolithic blade and a Neolithic/ Bronze Age Blade, as well as a sherd of Thetford ware and part of a copper alloy ring (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Everett, L.. 2004. Evaluation/Monitoring report. Umhlanga, The Folly, Haughley.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Feb 18 2020 3:57PM

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