Monument record KIR 055 - Kirton Lodge Farm Reservoir

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Summary

Evaluation revealed a concerntration of Bronze Age and prehistoric features and finds in the north west of the site and some finds from later manuring activity.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2906 4118 (260m by 245m)
Map sheet TM24SE
Civil Parish KIRTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (6)

Full Description

A trenched evaluation was conducted within the area of a proposed farm reservoir on an east to west running ridge of slightly higher ground overlooking Kirton creek to the north. This revealed a high concentration of features within the north-west corner of the site. Some of these are likely to be of prehistoric date, with some features containing pottery of the Early Bronze Age (2,300 - 1,500 BC). Although a hearth and possible structural remains suggest settlement the presence of urn fragments within the pottery assemblage might point to a funerary use of the site. Further excavation has been proposed for this area. Outside the main concentration, some isolated archaeological remains were identified. A pit of Bronze Age date was recognised towards the south-east corner of the site and three sections of ditch, one prehistoric, one medieval and one undated, ran along the site's eastern edge (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. Meredeth J, SCCAS 2006/122.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Oct 3 2009 1:43PM

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