Monument record COG 029 - Land adjacent to Carsons Drive

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Summary

Evaluation identified four pits, a large hollow possibly a remnant of a prehistoric pond barrow, post-medieval boundary features and debris associated with post-medieval tile production.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8971 4036 (374m by 658m)
Map sheet TL84SE
Civil Parish GREAT CORNARD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (7)

Full Description

2007: Ariel photographic assessment identified traces of ridge and furrow, a scatter of possible pits which may or may not be natural andrecent field boundaries and a possible spring. Photographs indicate geological disturbance in the form of patterned ground resulting from periglacial action which may mask the appearance of archaeological features (S2).

2009: Evaluation of 79 linear trenches were excavated across the development area. A small number of archaeological features were encountered including 4 pits, a large hollow possibly forming the remnant of a prehistoric pond barrow, post-medieval boundary features and debris associated with post-medieval tile production. Although there is some evidence to suggest that the highest areas of the undulating site had suffered erosion of the land surface due to ploughing, most of the site was under sufficient topsoil and or subsoil coverage to prevent significant medieval or later plough damage (S1).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Article in serial: Minter, F. and Saunders, A.. 2018. Archaeology in Suffolk 2017, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Muldowney, E.. 2009. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land adjacent to Carsons Drive, Great Cornard, COG 029.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Air Photo Services (Rog Palmer). 2007. Aerial Photographic Assessment, Land east of Great Cornard, Area centred TL896403, Suffolk.

Finds (8)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Oct 25 2022 12:06PM

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