Monument record EWL 025 - Elmswell Community Woodland

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Metal detector survey located medieval or early post medieval finds, and also a mount from an Early Saxon hanging bowl that may be indicative of a cemetery site.


Grid reference Centred TL 9833 6339 (305m by 284m)
Map sheet TL96SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A metal detector survey was carried out on an unploughed field as part of the evaluation of the site for a new Community Woodland at Elmswell, Suffolk. Most of the finds medieval or early post medieval and attributed to casual loss but also included was a mount from an Early Saxon hanging bowl and this may be indicative of a cemetery site (S1).

A magnetometer survey was also undertaken on the site of the proposed woodland, revealing an infilled pond and grubbed out field boundaries. A small number of possible pits and ditches of unknown date were also noted, although these were widely dispersed and formed no discernable pattern (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2008. Metal Detector Survey Report, Community Woodland, Elmswell.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Hancock, A.. 2008. Geophysical Survey: Glebelands, Elmswell, Suffolk.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Sep 20 2017 11:46AM

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