Monument record CSM 047 - Multi-period activity at Land East of Longfield Road
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 0982 3858 (268m by 386m)|
|Civil Parish||CAPEL ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (13)
- FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- PIT (Later Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
- DITCH? (Later Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
- GULLY (12th century to 13th century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
- POST HOLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- POND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- GULLY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- POST HOLE (Unknown date)
- PIT (Unknown date)
- DITCH (Unknown date)
2016: Geophysical survey identified no features of archaeological origins, however two old field boundaries have been recorded and are visible on historical mapping (S1).
2016: Evaluation demonstrated that peripheral areas of the site contained various prehistoric, Roman and medieval features and finds. Late post-medieval activity was also recorded within the central/north-eastern part of the site.
The prehistoric period was represented by several pits and a linear feature. One of the pits contained a few fragments of daub in its lower fill and rare charcoal flecks and a sherd of prehistoric pottery and a flint flake in its upper fill. Next to this was an undated pit. The other pit contained two fills, the upper fill was charcoal-rich and contained three pieces of pottery from the same vessel, Late Neolithic to earlier Middle Bronze Age date, as well as some daub.
The Medieval period was represented by structure type features. A narrow gully contained two sherds of 12th-13th century pottery and was adjacent to a group of five postholes/stakeholes which appeared contemporary and were backfilled at the same time as the gully. To the south of this group was a scatter of six postholes and a pit or ditch terminus. One of the postholes had cobbles at the base and contained 1 sherd of Roman date, another post hole contained a small quantity of medieval pottery 12th-13th century. In addition, a ditch and a pit both containing one sherd of 12th-13th century pottery were revealed. Two iron knife blades were recovered from this pit.
The evaluation confirmed the presence of the 19th century field boundary shown on the geophysical survey and historical maps. In addition, the presence of the filled-in pond identified by the geophysical survey was confirmed, it was possibly dug originally for clay extraction. Two post-medieval gullies and two further post-medieval parallel ditches were also uncovered.
Undated features included two pits, two postholes and two ditches, however on of the ditches contained two sherds of Roman pottery in its main fill and iron nails in its upper fill (S2).
- FSF46159: FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1001 BC)
- FSF46160: POTTERY (Late Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1001 BC)
- FSF46161: POTTERY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- FSF46162: POTTERY (IPS: Early Medieval to 13th century - 1066 AD to 1299 AD)
- FSF46163: POTTERY (17th century to 20th century - 1600 AD to 1999 AD)
- FSF46164: TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- FSF46165: FIRED CLAY (Unknown date)
- FSF46166: BOTTLE (19th century to 20th century - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)
- FSF46167: SLAG (Unknown date)
- FSF46168: NAIL (Unknown date)
- FSF46169: KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- None recorded
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (3)
- Event - Intervention: Evaluation - Land East of Longfield Road, Capel St Mary (Ref: OASIS-archaeol6-265692) (ESF24888)
- Event - Intervention: Excavation - Land east of Longfield Road, Capel St Mary (Ref: OASIS-archaeol6-371663) (ESF26525)
- Event - Survey: Geophysical Survey - Land East of Longfield Road, Capel St Mary (Ref: OASIS-gsbprosp1-259301) (ESF24430)
Record last edited
Dec 3 2018 4:39PM