Monument record EXG 099 - Bronze Age and Roman? Ditches, Land off Windmill Hill, Exning, - (PCA) GEO EVAL

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Summary

Geaophysical survey identified a number of anomolies, and evaluation a revealed a Middle Bronze Age ditch and possible Roman ditch.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 629 658 (70m by 134m)
Map sheet TL66NW
Civil Parish NEWMARKET, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish EXNING, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

2012: The most significant archaeological remains identified were located in the north-east corner of the site, which were sealed by a deep subsoil accumulation (1.40m below modern ground level). These features were not identified by the geophysical survey due to the considerable depth of the overlying deposits. A large ditch was a substantial boundary feature containing a structural beam slot or palisade trench. Two pits, one containing burnt flint were located to the north of this ditch. These features represent likely evidence for Middle Bronze Age settlement of some status which seems to have been located within and beyond the northern limits of the current area of investigation. A Mid Roman field system or enclosure was indicated by two ditches revealed within Trenches 2 and 9. A very small assemblage of pottery was recovered (two sherds, 22g), yet the perpendicular alignment of the ditches indicates the presence of a Mid Roman agricultural landscape.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Woolhouse, T.. 2012. An Archaeological Evaluation, Land off Windmill Hill, Exning.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2017 2:52PM

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