Monument record FLN 062 - Flixton Park Quarry, New Phase 7 (Neolithic) (Neo)

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Excavation identified a ring ditch feature and pits and a spread all dating to the Neolithic period.


Grid reference Centred TM 3048 8625 (123m by 202m)
Map sheet TM38NW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Early Neolithic features included a few isolated pits and a small annular ditch, 1 metre wide, 0.3 metres in depth with an external diameter of only 8 metres, was also recorded. The fill included a large number of ?frost shattered flint cobbles. Dating was provided by ceramic finds. No internal features were identified. Late Neolithic activity was represented almost exclusively by pits. Similarly to previously excavated areas at Flixton the pits were often well stratified, containing Grooved Ware pottery and flint tools. The repetition in character, form and dimensions of these pits is suggestive of a deliberately structured deposition rather than their having a simple domestic function. In addition, an irregular shaped pit, which contained pottery and a polished flint axe fragment, was found to be central to a circle of post-holes. However, it was not possible to ascertain whether the post-hole ring and pit were contemporary and their juxtaposition no more than a coincidence (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Boulter S. 2006. Archaeological Assessment Report, Flixton Park Quarry, assesment 2, Flixton.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 22 2012 11:37AM

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