Monument record WNF 029 - Undated, Neolithic and Medieval features identifed during evaluation of an extention to Wangford Quarry
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 469 773 (431m by 361m)|
|Civil Parish||WANGFORD WITH HENHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
2010: Machine cut trial trenches on the proposed southern extension to Wangford Quarry revealed a series of archaeological finds and features. The western half of the site contained a series of ditches, some of these on the same alignment as those extending from site (WNF 023) to the north. It is possible that these ditches are part of a single rectilinear enclosure, which could be up to 260m length. Alternatively these ditches could all be part of a grid, possibly including some smaller enclosures, all on similar alignments. At the centre of this area, previously detected by aerial photography, were a series of ditches possibly enclosing a hollow or pond. A pot sherd and a tile fragment of medieval or later date were recovered from the fills of the pond, but were not from well secured deposits and are thus not entirely conclusive. Dating of the surrounding ditches is dependent on a single medieval pottery sherd from the ditch that formed the eastern boundary of the possible enclosure.
A scatter of unstratified flintwork across the western half of the site suggests that Neolithic activity was widespread in this area. A pit of Early Neolithic date was revealed containing the remains of a single vessel. This was located to the north of the western half of the site. Towards the south of this area was a post-hole containing large fragments of at least two different Middle Bronze Age urns. These are similar vessels to those recovered from a cremation cemetery c.370m to the north. No evidence for cremation or burial was found in association with this feature (S1).
- <S1> SSF56018 Unpublished document: Meredith J,. 2011. Evaluation - Wangford Quarry, Proposed Southern Extension, Wangford with Henham.
- FSF39913: POTTERY (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- FSF39914: POTTERY DEVEREL RIMBURY (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- FSF39915: POTTERY (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
- FSF39918: POTTERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF39919: BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- FSF39920: LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- FSF39921: NAIL (Unknown date)
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Feb 9 2016 4:06PM