Monument record CAC 027 - Evidence for Medieval settlement at Carlton Colville Bypass

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Evaluation trenches revealed evidence for medieval settlement.


Grid reference Centred TM 517 904 (82m by 101m)
Map sheet TM59SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Evaluation trenches revealed evidence for medieval settlement along the edge of Carlton Green; including a line of 4 large post-holes 2m intervals and a flint constructed wall/footings possibly part of the same large building. A series of boundary ditches and metalled track were also identified (S1)(S2).

Excavation - (no report) - On the medieval green edge, at least three phases of ditched enclosure could be recognised with a break in the north-east corner that held a well. This area contained a variety of small pits, slots, post-holes and concentrations of flint cobbles, possibly post-pads, suggesting a small structure. Subsequent earth moving in the vicinity revealed a spread of medieval pottery to the west and one panel of an enammelled, gilded bronze triptych. Monitoring of the green edge a further 200m to the east revealed a further scatter of medieval pottery (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Meredith J,. 2001. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Carlton Colville Bypass (Phase 2).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: JP. 2001. Ass report. Carlton Colville Bypass, Carlton Colville.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Martin, E.A., Pendleton, C. & Plouviez, J.. 2003. Archaeology in Suffolk 2002. XXXX (3).

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 15 2019 1:31PM

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