Monument record ERL 217 - RAF Lakenheath, Halifax Street, Eriswell

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Summary

Evaluation identified isolated Iron Age activity with evidence of early Roman activity in two small areas.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7276 8014 (179m by 47m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An archaeological evaluation carried out in advance of the demolition of a housing estate centered on Halifax Street, RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell demonstrated that, despite the site's recent landuse, the natural subsoil surface and elements of the original topography, together with potential archaeological horizons, were relatively intact. Evidence of past human activity prior to the 20th century however was slight across the majority of the site, particularly when compared to the multi-period sites known immediately to the north, west and south. However isolated activity in the Iron Age was identified, together with evidence of early Roman activity in two small areas. The date of the finds material suggests that this Roman activity is contemporary with activity seen at ERL 147 to the south, but earlier than the 2nd/3rd century occupation known to the west. The trenching has demonstrated that the site clearly appears to lie beyond the eastern edge of this latter site (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Craven, J,. 2011. Archaeological Evaluation Report, RAF Lakenheath, Halifax Street, Eriswell.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 23 2011 8:14AM

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