Monument record MLS 023 - Two medieval ditches and a pit, White House Farm, Mellis

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Two medieval ditches and a pit indicative of medieval settlement activity. A substantial pottery assemblage was also recovered.


Grid reference Centred TM 0985 7469 (21m by 2m)
Map sheet TM07SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An archaeological evaluation trench identified medieval settlement activity characterised by two ditches and a pit dating to between the 11th-14th century. The site has produced the largest assemblage of medieval pottery to have been recovered anywhere in Mellis in recent decades. One of the ditches dated more specifically to the 13th-14th century. Evidence for food waste disposal and the presence of fired clay, possibly from oven domes, are indicative of medieval settlement activity (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Douglas, C.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation Report: White House Farm, The Common, Mellis.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 20 2018 11:07AM

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