Monument record WHA 018 - Small number of medieval features at Land adjacent to Allotments, The Street, Whatfield

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Evaluation identified a medieval ditch , an undated ditch and an undated pit.


Grid reference Centred TM 022 463 (48m by 34m)
Map sheet TM04NW


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

April 2014: Evaluation trenches identified a medieval ditch, undated pit and undated ditch. The earliest finds were an end scraper of possible early Neolithic date, and a fragment of Roman tegula roof tile. A large assemblage of medieval (11th-12th century) pottery were recovered from the ditch and the subsoil (S1).

September 2014: Excavation revealed two overlapping phases of medieval activity, spanning the 11th-14th centuries, principally characterised by a series of ditched field/plot boundaries and a possible foundation trench. A large medieval ?quarry pit was also present. Post-medieval features include intercutting boundary features and a sub-rectanfular domestic refuse pit (S2, S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Fairclough, J., Thompson, P. and Mustchin, A.. 2014. Archaeological Trial Trench Evaluation, Semer Road/The Street, Whatfield, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Mutstchin, A. & Thompson, P.. 2014. Evaluation and Excavation: Research Archive Report, Semer Road/The Street, Whatfield, Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Mustchin, A., Cussans, J. and Summers, J.. 2015. Three Medieval Village Sites in Suffolk: Archaeological Excavations at Church Farm, Brettenham; Mill House, Darsham; and Semer Road, Whatfield, 2014.

Finds (14)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 9 2017 10:01AM

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