Monument record BAY 036 - Three Anglo-Saxon features and cropmarks of ring ditches, Baylham Nickel Removal Scheme

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Monitoring of a soil strip identified three early Anglo-Saxon features with residual Roman finds.


Grid reference Centred TM 1161 5222 (12m by 12m)
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land to the north west of Baylham Pumping Station, in advance of a nickel removal scheme undertaken by Anglian Water. A single area strip, heading northwest from the pumping station, was opened and 3 features were observed. All three features date to the early Anglo-Saxon period, with residual finds from the Roman period possibly indicating some continuity of activity within the Roman settlement Combretovium, less than 200m to the north, into this period or as further examples of Anglo-Saxon ‘curation’ of Roman objects. The site also provides further evidence of Anglo-Saxon activity in the Gipping Valley area near to the Roman settlement.(S1)

2006: An assessment of aerial photographs identified two possible ring ditches within the site. These might represent bronze age burials or small settlement enclosures (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2006. Desk Based Assessment- Baylham Nickel Removal Scheme.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Cass, S.. 2009. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Baylham Nickel Removal Project, Baylham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Palmer, R.. 2006. Aerial photographic Assessment: Baylham Nickel Removal Scheme, Area centred TM114520.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Nov 14 2022 4:14PM

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