Monument record BSE 453 - Group of Neolithic/Bronze Age ring ditches

Please read our .


Group of Neolithic/Bronze Age ring ditches and other multi-period features


Grid reference Centred TL 8706 6284 (692m by 551m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (7)

Full Description

2014: An archaeological evaluation identified 3 ring ditches which were first picked up during the initial geophysical survey which are likely to represent a Neolithic/ Bronze Age barrow group. A possible ditch was revealed which on excavation appeared to be a natural channel. The presence of Anglo-Saxon pottery in the infills of all ditches suggest that they remained partly open through to this period. A large sub-circular pit was identified containing eighteen sherds of early Anglo-Saxon pottery and burnt flint. Frequent vitrified material, possibly slag, was later recovered during processing of a bulk soil sample of the deposit. The Anglo-Saxon activity is likely to be linked to the substantial phase of early Anglo-Saxon occupation at NWN 018 to the south. A post-medieval ditch was identified containing post-medieval CBM. Several undated features were also identified including a possible ditch, pit, gully. A large amount of unstratified prehistoric worked flint was recorded (S1).

Evaluation results in the southern area of the site is recorded under NWN 018.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2015. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Land southeast of Bury st Edmunds.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 9 2018 1:33PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.