Monument record BSE 340 - Neolithic activity and Bronze Age ring ditch, 15 Sicklesmere Road, Bury St Edmunds
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8642 6303 (42m by 30m)|
|Civil Parish||BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
Evaluation identified a scatter of features belonging to two distinct phases of activity in the Mesolithic/Neolithic and middle Bronze Age-Early Iron Age periods, which have been dated by the recovery of small flint assemblages (S2).
A program of archaeological excavation and monitoring was carried out in advance of housing development at 15 Sicklesmere Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The excavation identified low-level activity on the site in the Neolithic period, followed by a ring ditch, c.23m in diameter, of probable Early Bronze Age date which may have been dug for the construction of a burial mound or barrow overlooking the valley of the River Lark. The site subsequently had a likely agricultural use through the medieval and post-medieval periods. Although no evidence of a burial was identified the absence of cut features or finds material indicating contemporary occupation may suggest that the site forms part of a funerary landscape. The ring ditch and possible barrow appears to have then acted as a focus for temporary, passing activity in the later Bronze or Iron Age (S1).
- FSF34710: LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- FSF34711: POTTERY (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2350 BC to 42 AD)
- FSF34712: LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- FSF34713: POTTERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF47788: BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF47789: TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF47790: BURNT FLINT (Unknown date)
- FSF47791: LACE TAG (IPS: Late Medieval Transitional to IPS: Post Medieval - 1451 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
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Related Events/Activities (2)
Record last edited
Jun 14 2018 1:04PM