Monument record MRM 154 - Land at Main Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Evaluation identified dispersed features of probable prehistoric origin.


Grid reference Centred TM 2419 4640 (105m by 59m)
Map sheet TM24NW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

2012: The archaeological evaluation was successful in identifying dispersed features of probable prehistoric origin located towards the centre and southern half of the site. One curvilinear possible barrow ditch and four linear ditches, two of which were perpendicular forming a probable enclosure were present. Only one tiny fleck of probable prehistoric pottery was present that crumbled to dust on inspection. All of the features showed signs of truncation. The Archaeological features recorded during this evaluation are representative of the prehistoric landscape in which the site is located. Similar enclosure ditches and other barrows are present within the immediate vicinity (S1).

2014: Archaeological excavation identified two ditches forming a possible droveway dated to the Iron Age or Romano-British periods. Other features recorded were a number of possible pits and the remains of a possible roundhouse gully. Features were generally indistinct and shallow due to truncation by activity related to the construction of the adjacent bypass. A small amount of late Iron Age and Romano-British pottery along with some worked flint was also recovered. The possible barrow ditch identified in the previous evaluation proved to be an elongated pit (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Schofield, T.. 2012. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land at Main Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Walker, J.. 2014. Archaeological Excavation, Land at Main Road, Martlesham, Suffolk.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 27 2018 12:14PM

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