Monument record SCV 018 - Land at South Cove House, South Cove

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Evaluation identified, two pits and a north to south running ditch are likely to be of medieval and a prehistoric ditch.


Grid reference Centred TM 4999 8083 (40m by 16m)
Map sheet TM48SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A trenched evaluation was conducted across land to the north of South Cove House. Archaeological features were encountered under deep deposits of mixed modern overburden and undisturbed sandy subsoil. Two pits and a north to south running ditch are likely to be of medieval date with pottery of 12th to 14th century date being recovered from one of the pits and the ditch. Spelt wheat and other cultivated grains were recovered from environmental samples taken from these features and the processing of cereals was likely to have taken place within the vicinity. Another ditch, on a different alignment to the medieval ditch, contained a pale and leached fill and a small fragment of pottery of probable Late Bronze to Early Iron Age date. Heat-altered flint and a flint scraper were residual finds in the medieval features and suggest that later prehistoric activity took place in the surrounding area (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Meredith J,. 2012. Archaeological Evaluation Report, land at South Cove House, South Cove.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 16 2012 11:15AM

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