Monument record BLG 025 - Post-medieval disturbance and 12th century pottery, Former Masons Cement Works, Great Blakenham

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Summary

The only features uncovered during the works were post-medieval disturbance which was most likely related to the sites previous use in the mid 20th century as a Ministry of Defence Fuel Depot but a number of 12th century pottery sherds were recovered from various contexts.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 121 503 (118m by 209m)
Map sheet TM15SW
Civil Parish GREAT BLAKENHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The brief required that 8x25m trenches be excavated, five of which were on areas of concrete hard standing. The concrete was found to be reinforced with two layers of metal wiring, thus making it extremely hard to break through. These areas were thus considered un-viable for trenching, so two of the trenches were moved to different areas and the remaining three were not excavated. The only features uncovered during the works were post-medieval disturbance which was most likely related to the sites previous use in the mid 20th century as a Ministry of Defence Fuel Depot, but a number of 12th century pottery sherds were recovered from various contexts (S1).

See BLG 025 MSF34459 for Historic Building Recording of MOD Fuel Depot.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Chadwick P & Dicks S. 2004. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Land at Great Blakenham.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Bush, L.. 2010. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Former Masons Cement Works, Great Blakenham, BLG 025.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Apr 17 2018 1:16PM

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