Monument record MNL 570 - PIK Housing, Washington Street (Rom)

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Summary

Evaluation revealed Roman occupation, principally consisting of ditch systems together with occasional pits (see details).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 68769 77901 (127m by 181m)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

2006: an archaeological evaluation of land at Washington Street, Beck Row, Mildenhall, identified evidence of Late Iron Age and Roman occupation, principally consisting of ditch systems together with occasional pits. The dense scatter of features indicates a high level of activity, which is clearly an extension of the multi-period site MNL 502 that lies directly to the north, and it is recommended that further archaeological investigation takes place prior to development. The evaluation also identified a natural, peat-infilled hollow, a typical feature of the natural fen-edge landscape. There was no indication of any recent waterlogging and the peat deposits were desiccated and of limited potential for environmental analysis (S1).
2007: full excavation of circa 1900 sq m revealed continuation of Late Iron Age and Early Roman activity found to the NE at MNL 502. Mainly intercutting ditches(including one complete inhumation and skull fragments of another individual) and occasional pits. For summary see (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: JAC. 2006. Evaluation report. MNL 570 PIK Housing, Beck Row, Mildenhall, Mildenhall.
  • <S2> Excavation archive: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Excavation Report. Craven JA (SCCAS), Summary Report,2007/81 (MNL 570), June 2007.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 10 2012 2:06PM

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