Monument record BSE 508 - Neolithic, Iron Age, and Saxon activity, Suffolk Park Business Extension

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Neolithic, Iron Age, and Saxon activity including boundary ditches, flint assemblages and Saxon environmental evidence


Grid reference Centred TL 8873 6377 (906m by 653m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

The majority of evalauation trenches did not encounter archaeological deposits however in a small number of trenches archaeological remains were recorded. The earliest artefactual material recovered during the evaluation consisted of Early Neolithic flint, associated struck flakes and debitage recovered fom localised depoists of colluvium in the eastern part of the site. A lareg pit, tentatively ascribed to the Neolithic, was recorded in the south-eastern corner of the site and contained a well stratified assemblage of flint flakes from several fills. In the north-western part of the site, parallel ditches were intepreted as a continuation of a known Middle Iron Age boundary ditch recorded during previous investigation immediately north of the site. Three small isolated pits containing charred wood were dated to the 8th to 10th centuries AD through radiocarbon dating, fruit pips, worked and burnt flint were also recovered (S1)(S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Stratfeild-James, F.. 2016. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Suffolk Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Minter, F. and Saunders, A.. 2018. Archaeology in Suffolk 2017, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 2:00PM

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