Monument record HXN 050 - Evaluation identified evidence of medieval occupation. Three Ponds, Hoxne.

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Summary

Evaluation identified evidence of medieval occupation within an area partially enclosed by a series of existing ditches and ponds sited on the edge of a medieval green. Three Ponds, Hoxne.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1889 7598 (11m by 11m)
Map sheet TM17NE
Civil Parish HOXNE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

An archaeological evaluation, carried out on land at Three Ponds, Hoxne, in advance of potential housing development, has identified evidence of early medieval and medieval occupation within an area partially enclosed by a series of existing ditches and ponds sited on the edge of a medieval green. Although the site appears to have been truncated a small assemblage of pottery and metalworking slag was collected from a ditch and possible pits (S1).
May 2012: The excavations of two sets of footings were monitored on land at Three Ponds, Hoxne. The primary aim of the monitoring was to determine the extent of features and deposits identified during earlier programs of evaluation (SCCAS Reports 2010/063 and 2012/053). The morphology of an elongated pit, initially interpreted as two intercutting ditches (0015 and 0017) and the continuation of a boundary ditch (0019) running east-west across the southern plot were recorded whilst the continuation and increasing depth of an occupation layer (0020) were identified within the northern plot. The occupation layer contained pottery and metalworking evidence, including a smithing hearth bottom dated to the Late Saxon/early medieval period (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2010. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Three Ponds, Hoxne, HXN 050.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Beverton, A, V.. 2012. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Three Ponds, Chickering Road, Hoxne (HXN 050).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

May 21 2019 2:45PM

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