Monument record LMD 194 - Mid-Late Iron Age/Roman ditches and a Roman field system

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Summary

Mid-Late Iron Age ditches and a Roman field system revealed through an excavation

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 867 476 (508m by 767m)
Map sheet TL84NE
Civil Parish LONG MELFORD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Excavation during groundworks for the installation of a pipeline revealed a group of ditches dating from the Mid-Late Iron Age to the mid 2nd century AD. These features contanined quite a high proportion of artefacts suggesting intensive manuring of arable fileds and a farming settlement in the immedieate area. This arable land use did not appear to last beyond the mid 2nd century. Elements of the Roman field boundaries appear to be still evident in the modern landscape however suggesting the land use reverated to pastoral until the post-medieval period (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Hickling, S.. 2013. Archaeological Excavation and Watching Brief Report: Long Melford Reservoir to Bull Lane Replacement Main, Long Melford.

Finds (11)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 24 2017 12:27PM

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