Monument record PSM 031 - Site of Medieval timber framed building and later a Post Medieval house.
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 941 513 (17m by 20m)|
|Civil Parish||PRESTON ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (9)
- PIT (18th century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
- OVEN (12th century to 14th century - 1100 AD to 1399 AD)
- PIT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC? to 42 AD?)
- PIT (Early Saxon - 410 AD? to 649 AD?)
- GULLY (Late Iron Age - 100 BC? to 42 AD?)
- GULLY (Early Saxon - 410 AD? to 649 AD?)
- HOUSE (12th century to 14th century - 1100 AD to 1399 AD)
- HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
The earliest evidence of occupation on the site was a pit and associated gulley that produced possible Iron Age or Early Anglo-Saxon pottery. A moderately sized component of the pottery assemblage dates to the 11th to 12th century. Whilst no features could be attributed to this date, it suggests occupation within the immediate vicinity. The earliest cut features are dated from around the 12th to 13th century. The details of the 12th to 13th century building were scant, box-framed Medieval buildings constructed on sill beams leave almost no recognisable trace in the ground, and only the approximate footprint was discernible. The building was probably a domestic dwelling with a yard to the rear. The yard included an external domestic oven, in which burnt grain was found. The origins of The Old Thatches date to the 16th century and several timbers possibly from its predecessor were re-used in its construction. Only seven sherds of pottery from the 400 year occupation of The Old Thatches were recovered from the site (S1).
- <S1> SSF56087 Unpublished document: Gill, D & Muldowney, M. 2012. Archaeological Monitoring Report: 'The Old Thatches', Rookwood Lane, Preston St Mary.
- FSF40154: POTTERY (14th century to 16th century - 1300 AD to 1599 AD)
- FSF40155: POTTERY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- FSF40156: POTTERY (Late Iron Age to Early Saxon - 100 BC? to 649 AD?)
- FSF40157: POTTERY (12th century to 14th century - 1100 AD to 1399 AD)
- FSF40158: BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF40159: TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF40160: NAIL (Unknown date)
- FSF40162: ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- None recorded
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (1)
Record last edited
Feb 29 2016 2:16PM