Monument record BGL 049 - Land west of Church Cottages, Brightwell

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Evaluation identified numerous pits and ditches, and finds of Iron Age and Roman date.


Grid reference Centred TM 2462 4342 (228m by 82m)
Map sheet TM24SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Thirteen trenches were excavated on land west of Church Cottages, Brightwell, as a condition of planning consent to develop the site. Various pits and ditches were recorded which are likely to be associated with extensive field systems in the area known from air photos and suggested within the study area by the results of a geophysical survey of the site in 2013. Very few of the features identified matched positive anomalies from the survey. Archaeology was densest in the northern end of Trench 6 where four linear features were recorded, one of which was rich in artefacts of Late Iron Age and Early Roman date. Elsewhere, features were scattered and dating evidence was sparse but mainly of Roman or Prehistoric date. In Trench 8, a ditch contained late medieval or post-medieval artefacts and in Trench 10 one of three intercutting ditches contained pottery of post-Roman, possibly Saxon, date (S1).

See BGL 048 for geophysical survey results (S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Everett, L. 2013. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land west of Church Cottages, Brightwell.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Allen, M. & Evershed, R.. 2013. Geophysical Survey by Magnetometry - On Land West of Church Cottages, Brightwell Street, Brightwell, Suffolk.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

May 16 2018 2:51PM

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