Monument record HAD 145 - Iron Age and medieval field boundaries Hadleigh Quary (Phase 2), Peyton Hall Farm

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Iron age field boundaries, cremation and Medieval field boundaries and possible occupation.


Grid reference Centred TM 02061 44236 (86m by 104m)
Map sheet TM04SW


Type and Period (10)

Full Description

2015: Excavation revealed a series of features interpreted as field boundaries, the majority of which dated from the medieval period. They suggest a pastoral economy was being practised. At least one group of ditches represented Iron Age boundary features and a single, un-urned cremation burial, radiocarbon dated to the Late Iron Age/ Early Roman period, was noted close to a junction of these boundaries. Fragments of a Late Iron Age iron brooch were also recovered from the burial. A group of possible medieval postholes were present and may be related to a simple, open-sided animal shelter. Evidence for occupation was present on site, near this structure. The occupation evidence was in the form of pottery, occasional animal bone along with fired clay and charcoal deposits that probably originated from domestic bread ovens. Features close to the southern boundary of the excavation site revealed medieval finds which suggest a possible medieval occupation site was located immediately to the south in the area that was quarried during the 1960s (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2016. Archaeological Excavation, Hadleigh Quarry (Phase 2), Peyton Hall Farm, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Finds (10)

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Aug 21 2017 3:48PM

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