Monument record PLS 038 - Undated features and prehistoric finds, Polstead Churchyard

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Evaluation revealed undated ditch, pits and a posthole, fragments of unabraided bronze Age pottery and lithic implements.


Grid reference Centred TL 9888 3802 (19m by 14m)
Map sheet TL93NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

An evaluation was carried out in the area of a proposed extension to Polstead Churchyard. A group of small pits, early Bronze Age pottery and flintwork suggested a degree of settlement activity on the site and the site's commanding position over looking the valley of the River Box is typical of prehistoric settlement. A field boundary ditch was also found. The archaeological horizon is sealed beneath a deep layer of re-deposited soil; this included small, post medieval, tile fragments and has a high flint content, this may be building debris associated with the church (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2007. Evaluation report. POL 038 Polstead Churchyard extension, Polstead.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jul 4 2018 1:49PM

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