Monument record BAA 035 - Later Prehistoric and Roman occupation evidence, Land at Donards

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Later Prehistoric and Roman occupation evidence including Neolithic-Early Bronze Age worked flints and a ditch and post hole dating to the Late Iron Age-Roman period.


Grid reference Centred TL 9931 6934 (57m by 46m)
Map sheet TL96NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Evaluation trenching revealed an archaeological layer containing Late Iron Age-early Roman transitional type and Roman pottery sherds. Two post holes, one of which contained a sherd of Late Iron Age pottery, and a ditch terminus containing one sherd of Late Iron Age pottery and an assemblage of Neolithic-Early Bronze Age struck and worked flint were recorded. Any archaeology present on the rest of the site has been destroyed by a modern quarry pit, now infilled. Two main, distinct phases of occupation are present, the early Bronze Age to late Iron Age, represented by the post hole and gulley terminus, and the later phase from the late Iron Age to early Roman period, represented by the layer or palaeochannel, although a later date for some of the Roman sherds is possible. The datable finds give an indication of a hiatus of occupation at this location of perhaps several hundred years (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Article in serial: Minter, F. and Saunders, A.. 2018. Archaeology in Suffolk 2017, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Payne, D.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation on Land Next to Donards Badwell Ash.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2018 1:37PM

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