Monument record BLB 092 - Peat deposits, A12 Flood defence Scheme, Blythburgh, (Mesolithic-Middle Saxon).

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Palaeoenvironmental Survey identified peat formation dating between the Late mesolithic through to the Middle Saxon periods.


Grid reference Centred TM 4515 7576 (123m by 337m)
Map sheet TM47NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

2014: Monitoring of works to alleviate flooding on a stretch of the A12 at Blythburgh. Works primarily involved raising earthworks although some drainage work, including excavation of a drainage ditch, was monitored but with no significant results. Palaeoenvironmental Survey also undertaken which indicated peat beds to a maximum depth of 6.6m bgl. RC dating suggest deposition from Late Mesolithic period through to Middle Anglo-Saxon period (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Sommers, M. 2011. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, A12 Flood Alleviation Scheme, Blythburgh.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers M. 2014. Monitoring and Palaeoenvironmental Survey Report, A12 Flood Alleviation Scheme Blythburgh, Suffolk.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 1 2022 12:25PM

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