Monument record CAA 032 - Land at Ullswater Road, Campsea Ash, (Prehistoric-Roman).

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Early Roman features, including pits, postholes, boundary ditches, animal burials, as well as Early Bronze Age cremation and Iron Age pottery.


Grid reference Centred TM 323 555 (87m by 103m)
Map sheet TM35NW


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

2013: Evidence for Early Bronze Age activity which was represented by the fragmentary remains of an urned cremation that was recovered during the preceding evaluation. A small assemblage of prehistoric flint was recovered as residual finds in later features. Two separate phases of Iron Age pottery were also recovered, mostly from later features. The majority of the dated features are from the 1st and 2nd centuries and consist of boundary ditches forming part of a rectilinear system. A number of pits and postholes are also present. No buildings were positively identified although the quantities of pottery recovered from both the pits and ditches would indicate occupation in the immediate vicinity. A series of eight complete or near complete animal burials, consisting of a horse, a pig or boar and six cows, were recovered from a line of individual pits, mostly under a ditch. Dating evidence is sparse, with only occasional fragments of prehistoric pottery in the pit fills, but seven of the burials are sealed beneath ditch fill dated to the 1st to early 2nd century (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2014. Archaeological Post-excavation Assessment, Land at Ullswater Road, Campsea Ash.

Finds (14)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 24 2019 10:29AM

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