Monument record RDL 001 - Land off Turnpike Road, Red Lodge

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Summary

Evaluation identified a small assemblage of prehistoric struck flint, four possible features and a pit containing an assemblage of Middle Bronze Age pottery.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6946 6985 (258m by 176m)
Map sheet TL66NE
Civil Parish RED LODGE, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on 2.9ha of vacant land off of Turnpike Road, Red Lodge, Suffolk, in advance of residential development. Trenching showed the natural subsoil and archaeological horizon to lie at a shallow depth below modern topsoil deposits. A small assemblage of prehistoric struck flint was recovered from four possible features and unstratified contexts, with one further, well-defined, pit containing an assemblage of Middle Bronze Age pottery and environmental remains suggesting domestic activity. The results indicate a phase of low-level prehistoric occupation in the vicinity with features being isolated and widespread. The shallow nature of the trenching suggests that some archaeological deposits may have been lost to medieval and post-medieval agriculture or warrening (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2010. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land off Turnpike Road, Red Lodge, RDL 001.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 11 2011 9:57AM

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