Monument record BLB 094 - Medieval quarrying and ditch at Amberley

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Medieval quarrying and ditch identified during evaluation trenching at Amberley. Residual later Prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon finds were also identified.


Grid reference Centred TM 4524 7506 (131m by 41m)
Map sheet TM47NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

2014: Evaluation trenching revealed large pits associated with probable quarrying activity across much of the site. One pit may be an exception to this as its fill contained domestic waste. A late medieval ditch was identified in the south east of the site. This ditch contained animal bone which is most likely food waste from domestic activity in the vicinity. Residual later prehistoric and Roman finds were found in the medieval pits. One pit produced a single sherd of Ipswich ware which contained two masses of ironwork. These may also be of an early date but are obscured by corrosion and accretion and are currently being X-rayed (2016) (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Everett, L.. 2014. Amberley, Dunwich Road, Blythburgh, Suffolk: Archaeological Evaluation Report.

Finds (13)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 6 2020 10:15AM

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