Monument record BNH 094 - Single post-medieval pit: AW PIPELINE -Trench 5 (NPS)

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Evaluation identified a single post-medieval pit


Grid reference Centred TL 864 793 (2m by 7m)
Map sheet TL87NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Pit measured 8.15m across north to south and was observed to extend beyond
the western and eastern limits of the trench. The recorded depth was 0.30m. Where the
sides were observed, they were irregular and cut through the very soft sand which formed
the natural substratum. The single fill was a mottled light greyish brown slightly
silty sand which contained frequent amounts of dumped refuse. Fragments of oyster shell,
animal bone and a D-shaped curved iron bar were recovered from the pit.
The pit probably represented a large refuse pit. None of the artefactual evidence
recovered can provide a date for the feature but a medieval or post-medieval date seems
most likely.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Crawley, P.. 2014. Archaeological Trial Trench Evaluation, on the route of Anglian Water Bury PZ - Barnham Cross to Little Welnetham Treated Water Main.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 5 2022 4:29PM

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