Monument record HAD 150 - Aldham Mill Hill, Hadleigh

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Excavation identified two large Bronze Age ring ditches and one small ring ditch and numerous cremations, as well as an isolated Neolithic pit containing grooved ware.


Grid reference Centred TM 0261 4319 (99m by 158m)
Map sheet TM04SW


Type and Period (9)

Full Description

1998: Aerial photographic assessment identified and mapped ring ditches possibly indicating the presence of bronze age burials. (S3)

2000: Excavation identified two large Bronze Age ring-ditches, and a smaller one surrounding a group of urned and un-urned cremations. Cremations were also found within the northern ring-ditch and a few in isolated positions just to the west of the ring-ditches. Central to the northern ring-ditch was an upturned biconical urn covering the cremated remains of a 35-40 year old male, which may represent the monument's primary burial. Away from the ring-ditches, prehistoric features were sparse but one isolated pit with Late Neolithic Grooved Ware was located. Prehistoric evidence dating back as far as the Mesolithic was present throughout the site but mainly as unstratified or residual finds (S1, S2).
Five radiocarbon dates for cremated human bone gave dates between 2970±30 BP to 3292±27 (SUERC-46193-7).
Site archived under the number HAD 059.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Everett L, Archaeol in Suffolk 2000, 40, 2001, 97-98, plan.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Everett, L & Boulter S. 2010. Archaeological Assessment Report on the Aldham Mill Hill, Hadleigh Excavations HAD 059.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Palmer, R.. 1998. Aerial Photographic Assessment: Aldham Mill Hill Stoarge Depot, TM0243, Hadleigh.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 7 2022 10:35AM

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