Monument record CRP 012 - Mill Lane, Creeting St Peter

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Summary

Later Prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post medieval features identified across the site during evaluation trenching.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 06636 57767 (731m by 989m)
Map sheet TM05NE
Civil Parish CREETING ST PETER OR WEST CREETING, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish STOWMARKET, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

August 2014: A geophysical survey carried out on the site identified a number of potential ditches and pits, predominately situated in the central and western parts of site. The majority of linear anomalies/trends correspond to recently removed field boundaries. The survey also detected residual remains of features clearly associated with a former explosive factory (S1).

2014: Archaeological evaluation trenching revealed prehistoric features, ranging in date from the Middle Neolithic to the Late Iron Age across the site. Some undated post holes may have been contemporary with Middle Neolithic sherds found in a nearby pit and may represent a timber structure of this date. The Early Neolithic to Bronze Age features consisted of pits and ditches. It appears that to the during the Middle to Late Iron Age occupation may have intensified on the site and ditches of this date may be part of a wider rectilinear Iron Age enclosure. These Iron Age features are likely to be related to the settlement at Cedars Park. The central area of the site revealed medieval ditches and gullies and isolated Roman features. The medieval features produced 12th to 14th century pottery and suggest the presence of a farm in the vicinity. 19th century boundary ditches visible on the Ordnance Survey maps were also identified across the site (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Pre Construct Geophysics. 2014. Geophysical Survey at Mill Lane Stowmarket, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Heard, K.. An Archaeological Evaluation at Lane South of Mill Lane (Mill Lane Business Park), Stowmarket, Suffolk.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 12 2021 1:31PM

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