Monument record ETT 022 - Medieval Features at land adjacent to Hazelwood, The Street, Elmsett

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Summary

Medieval and undated ditches and pits, Medieval Pottery and Late Prehistoric Lithic Implement.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0585 4680 (113m by 122m)
Map sheet TM04NE
Civil Parish ELMSETT, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

In November 2013 Archaeological Solutions Ltd (AS) carried out an archaeological evaluation at land adjacent to Hazelwood, The Street, Elmsett, Suffolk (NGR TM 0585 4680). The earliest period represented was the prehistoric struck flint (two) from the topsoil in Trench 2. Three features were consistently dated to the medieval (mid 12th - 14th century) period. The features were all linear (Gully F1005, Ditch F1007 and Ditch F1017) and were recorded in Trenches 2 and 4. Unstratified medieval sherds were also found in the topsoil. The quantity of pottery within the features was low (between 1 - 3 sherds), and only Ditch F1017 (Tr.4) contained another find; a fragment (208g) of daub associated with wattle and daub (see Daub Report below). The `medieval' ditches and undated ditches were aligned broadly N/S and E/W and may represent the remains of a field system in the northern half of the site. The remaining features were undated discrete pits located in Trenches 1 (F1011), 4 (F1013) and 6 (F1019, F1022 and F1024). In the event the evaluation revealed sparse prehistoric flint and `medieval' linear features. The low density of finds and general lack of other finds suggests that the site is on the periphery of the medieval settlement.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2013. The Street, Elmsett, Suffolk.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 28 2015 4:33PM

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