Monument record HAD 152 - Medieval ditches, structures and an oven at Aldham Mill Hill

Please read our .


Excavation and evaluation trenching identified medieval ditches, pits, post-holes, two structures and an oven.


Grid reference Centred TM 0267 4319 (213m by 156m)
Map sheet TM04SW


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

1999: Archaeological evaluation trenching revealed a concentration of medieval field boundary ditches concentrated in the south western area of the development area. Some of these ditches were observed on aerial photography. A hearth or oven feature was also identified in this area of the site with significant quantities of associated pottery (S1).

2000: Archaeological excavation revealed Medieval deposits consisting of ditches, pits, post-holes and an oven. The majority of the artefactual evidence suggests points to 11th to 13th century date for these features with very little activity after during the 14th century and later. The building could be a dwelling, although it had no diagnostic features that would confirm this and it may instead have been an agricultural building. These features may form the basis of an agricultural complex. The presence of the oven and domestic pottery though does point to some occupation being located in the vicinity (S2-S3).

Site archived under the number HAD 059.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Everett, L & Boulter, S. 1999. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Aldham Mill Hill Storage Depot, Hadleigh Had 059.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Everett L, Archaeol in Suffolk 2000, 40, 2001, 97-98, plan.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Everett, L & Boulter S. 2010. Archaeological Assessment Report on the Aldham Mill Hill, Hadleigh Excavations HAD 059.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jun 14 2016 5:49PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.