Monument record LCS 219 - Medieval features and Moden and undated features at Pill Box Field, Leiston

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Medieval features comprising Possible hearths, postholes, ditches, sand extraction pit and a probable Second World War command trench, and undated ditches of a pssible field system at Pill Box Field, Leiston


Grid reference Centred TM 4716 6279 (266m by 323m)
Map sheet TM46SE


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An evaluation comprising thirty three trenches identified features of medieval and modern date. The medieval features were represented by two possible hearths and a number of postholes suggesting a domestic or industrial area. The hearths were undated, but were covered by a buried soil deposit contining 11th to 13th-century pottery. A pair of north-west/south-east aligned parallel ditches, identified in the geophysical survey, were intepreted as a possible flanking a trackway, dated to the 12th to 14th centuries by pottery recovered. A possible further pair of parallel ditches aligned north/south of a possible second trackway was idnetified and contained pottery of a similar date. Large areas of disturbance identified by the geophysics in the north of the site were investigated and determined to be sand extraction pits, one of which contained a sherd of 12th to 14th-century pottery. A further sand extraction pit was identified in the south-west of the site. A number of ditches on broadly north/south and east/west alignments were recorded, possibly forming part of a field system however no dating evidence was recoovered. Probable modern feautres was represented by a north to south aligned ditch in the south-west of the site and observed heading towards the extant pillbox. This was interpreted as a World War II command trench (S1).

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Oct 25 2022 11:20AM

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