Monument record FLN 062 - Flixton Park Quarry, New Phase 7 (Bronze Age) (BA)

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Excavation identified a ring ditch, pits and two four post hole stuctures.


Grid reference Centred TM 3047 8627 (155m by 245m)
Map sheet TM38NW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

The Early Bronze Age was represented by the full circle of the known ring-ditch (FLN 010) located towards the northern edge of the site. The ditch varied between 1 metre and 5 metres wide, due to partial truncation on its northern side by a farm track, with a maximum depth of 1.5 metres. The external diameter of the ditch measured 35 metres. Extensive manual cleaning of the area confined by the ditch failed to identify any contemporary burials, although eleven Early Anglo Saxon burials were recorded either internal to or cutting the ring-ditch. These burials appeared to form a discrete group isolated from the main cemetery to the east. The ring-ditch itself had clearly remained open as a feature into the Late Iron Age/Roman period when it appeared to have been used for the disposal of domestic rubbish.
The Early Bronze Age phase also included a dispersed group of pits, all of which included Beaker pottery in their fills.
Late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age features two four post structures (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 Unpublished document: Boulter S. 2006.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 1:03PM

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