Monument record BTT 027 - Medieval features, Land west of Church Farm, Buxhall Road, Brettenham

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Summary

The evaluation identified a number of medieval features including pits, post holes and ditches.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 967 541 (46m by 45m)
Map sheet TL95SE
Civil Parish BRETTENHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (9)

Full Description

2014: The evaluation lies on the southern side of the road, within the historic settlement core of Brettenham. The evaluation identified a number of medieval features including pits, post holes and ditches (S1)

2014: Excavation encountered an area of enclosed medieval (12th to 14th century AD) activity, including at least two rectilinear enclosures bounded by short lengths of possible trackway. The c. NE-SW/ NW-SE alignments of the medieval boundaries mirrored those of adjacent Buxhall Road and The Street. A number of pits and postholes and a single ?pond were also assigned to this phase. The north-westernmost medieval enclosure contained the remains of a possible post-built structure; perhaps a simple agricultural building, animal pen or shelter. It is thought that the medieval site represents a toft and croft-type peasant holding (S2,S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Barlow, G and Thompson, P. 2014. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land West of Church Farm, Buxhall Road, Brettenham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Mustchin, A.. 2014. An Archaeological Trial Trench Evaluation and Excavation: Research Archive Report, Land West of Church Farm, Buxhall Road, Brettenham, Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Mustchin, A., Cussans, J. and Summers, J.. 2015. Three Medieval Village Sites in Suffolk: Archaeological Excavations at Church Farm, Brettenham; Mill House, Darsham; and Semer Road, Whatfield, 2014.

Finds (10)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 22 2018 2:06PM

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