Monument record BLX 020 - Rubble pit, St Peters Church, Blaxhall, Suffolk

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Monitoring identified a post-medieval rubble filled pit, possibly associated with the tower being repaired.


Grid reference Centred TM 3564 5694 (7m by 8m)
Map sheet TM35NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

2011: Monitoring of groundworks encountered a pit containing crushed building material that was likely to have been deposited during the restoraiton of the church tower which took place during the late seventeenth-late eighteenth centuries. This dispelled the myth that a plague pit was located at this point. During the excavations under the west doorway, two sections of dressed and cut stone were recovered from below the surface within the topsoil. They appear to have been placed there as a form of base or step for the doorway (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Payne, D.. 2011. Continuous Archaeological Recording at St Peters Church, Blaxhall, Suffolk.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 17 2018 2:04PM

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