Monument record ELO 014 - Iron Age/Anglo-Saxon pit containing sherds from bowl at Playters New Farm, Church Road, Ellough

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Summary

Iron Age/Anglo-Saxon pit containing sherds of a bowl, Post medieval agricultural activity also present..

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 439 882 (626m by 355m)
Map sheet TM48NW
Civil Parish ELLOUGH, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

2014: Geophysical survey detected various land drains and cultivation effects as well as a small number of individual magnetic anomalies potentially representing silted pits or hollows (S2).

Feb 2015: Evaluation trenching produced findings consistend with the desk-based-assessment and geophysical survey, with post medieval to modern agricultural practices predominating and only a single isolate Iron Age/ Anglo-Saxon pit containing pottery sherds of a bowl.

Small fragments of burnt degraded bone were present within charcoal rich fill and therefore the Iron Age/Anglo Saxon pit may have been a cremation pit, however no human remains were present and only a few cow teeth, along with 55 sherds of pottery and 10 fired clay framents. 23 fragments of burnt flint and heat-affected stone were recovered which may represent evidence of possible prehistoric activity.

Late Post medieval to modern land drains were present, along with gullies and agricultural field divisions. A small amount of modern CBM fragments and pottery sherds were found in one of the ditches. Post medieval/modern brick was found in another ditch. A large ditch contained three fills, including Basal Fill and Upper Fill, it is possible that this feature could be a large elongated quarry pit as it does not align with post medieval boundaries present of earlier cartographic sources (S1).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Schofield, T.. 2015. Archaeological Evaluation: Playters New Farm, Church Road, Ellough, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Bartlett, A.. 2014. Archaeological Geophysical Survey, Playters New Solar Farm, Ellough.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Dawson, C. and Holland, K.. 2014. Archaeology and Heritage Desk-Based Assessment, Playters New Solar Farm, Ellough.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 29 2018 2:24PM

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