Monument record COM 041 - Roman ditch and Medieval ditches at Poplar Hill, Combs , Farrier Road, Stowmarket

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Summary

Roman ditch containing pottery, and a Medieval ditch system containing sherds of 11th to 14th century pottery.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0429 5715 (299m by 359m)
Map sheet TM05NW
Civil Parish COMBS, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

2015: Evaluation revealed 2 sherds of Roman pottery recovered from a ditch that may have formed part of a rectilinear enclosure on the crest of the hill. Further to the north, near the base of the slope that overlooks the small stream that forms the site's northern boundary, a medieval ditch system was investigated. Sherds of 11th to 14th century pottery were recovered from two of the ditches, along with a small assemblage of animal bone. The other ditches in this area are undated but several are probably associated with the ditch system. Other features included former field boundary ditches, agricultural trenches and a modern quarry pit (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Brown, R.. 2015. Archaeological Evaluation, Land off Farrier's Road and Poplar Hill, Stowmarket.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Mar 27 2019 2:34PM

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