Monument record WGN 047 - Worlington Quarry, Worlington

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Various phases of monitoring of topsoil strips at Worlington Quarry, identified Undated isolated pits, post holes and hearths and later prehistoric flints.


Grid reference Centred TL 6966 7102 (446m by 204m)
Map sheet TL67SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

2012: Monitoring of a topsoil strip at Worlington Quarry, Worlington, in Suffolk, revealed evidence of two undated pits. The pits are possibly extensions of the later prehistoric/Bronze Age activity seen in the other projects in the quarry, as well as in the area as a whole. Several large spreads of material were also recorded. These were natural hollows within the superficial geology, infilled with naturally-derived, sterile material. The natural subsoil was largely undisturbed (S1).

2013: The current stage revealed the presence of eleven pits, one possible posthole/pit, and a hearth. These produced no finds and environmental samples from the hearth and two pits contained limited plant macrofossil evidence (S2).

2014: Monitoring revealed a large deposit of sand that had been heated red, although there was no evidence of a cut feature or ash and charcoal to indicate what this might have been the remains of. Nine unstratified struck flints were recovered from across the strip and these indicate low levels of Mesolithic, Neolithic and later prehistoric activity (S3).

2015: This stage of monitoring revealed no finds or features of archaeological interest (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Brooks R. 2012. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Worlington Quarry 2012 phase, Worlington.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Brooks R. 2013. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Worlington Quarry Monitoring 2013.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Brooks, R.. 2014. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Worlington Quarry, 2014 Phase, Worlington.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Brooks, R.. 2015. Worlington Quarry 2015, Worlington, Suffolk: Archaeological Monitoring Report.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (5)

Record last edited

Jun 19 2020 12:21PM

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