Monument record ELV 093 - Iron Age and Roman features, New Arrivals Lane, Centre Parks - Eval (AS)

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Previousley miss-numbered as BRD 230


Grid reference Centred TL 8107 8019 (138m by 233m)
Map sheet TL88SW


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Previousley miss-numbered as BRD 230
The evaluation revealed two phases of archaeology: late Neolithic and Roman (late 1st - 2nd century AD). The prehistoric archaeology extends the length of the proposed new access road. Archaeological features were not recorded in Trenches 3 and 4 but here the made ground is deepest and directly overlies the natural. It seems likely that these areas are damaged. The features comprise pits and ditches. The Roman features were only recorded in Trench 2, and again a relatively high number of features were present (four). The features are a pit, a post hole and two ditches (S2).

Excavation, revealed two phases of archaeological activity dating to the early Iron Age (6th to 5th century BC; Phase 1) and early Romano-British period (mid 1st to early 2nd century AD; Phase 2). Features were recorded across the excavated areas of the site and included evidence of enclosure in both phases. Of particular note was the early Iron Age burial of a juvenile/ young adult present in Area 2. Several Phase 1 pits also yielded notable pottery groups, including eight individual vessels from Pit F2103. This pottery group displays traits consistent with the 'late' decorated Post Deverel-Rimbury ceramic style (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Mustchin A. 2014. Archaeological Assessment and Updated project Design, Excavation, Proposed New Arrivals Lane, Centre Parcs, Elveden, Forest Holiday Village, Elveden.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Orzechowski K. 2014. Evaluation, Proposed New Arrivals Lane, Centre Parcs, Elveden, Forest Holiday Village, Elveden.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 7 2015 12:25PM

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