Monument record BSE 199 - Drovers Went, Moreton Hall (now Daisy Avenue)

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Group of 16 pits dated mainly to Early-Mid Iron Age with 3 further undated pits to SW.


Grid reference Centred TL 8791 6434 (112m by 100m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

2001: During the monitoring of soil stripping, two small circular pits and one longer elongated pit were excavated. Although they could not be dated, all three contained charcoal and are probably prehistoric in origin (S1).

2002: Subsequent excavation uncovered a group of sixteen pits, six of which were datable to the Early Iron Age, one to the Late Iron Age and one with datable material from both the Early and Late Iron Age. A pair of inverted Early Iron Age pots (one inside the other) were also discovered during the excavation (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2002. A Report on the Archaeological Monitoring, Drovers Went - Site E, Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Duffy, J.. 2004. A Report on the Archaeological Excavations, Drovers Went, Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 9 2020 2:59PM

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