Monument record BCC 100 - Post-medieval field boundaries, Beccles Southern Relief Road

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Evaluation trenching identitifed post-medieval field boundaries as well as features possibly relating to the WW2 accomodation units.


Grid reference Centred TM 4285 8824 (2109m by 1127m)
Map sheet TM48NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

2017: Evaluation trenching identified a series of field boundary ditches that were recorded on early Ordnance Survey maps of the area, which are belived to have been back-filled in the mid-20th century, as well as features possibly relating to the WW2 accomodation units nearby. A small number of later post-medieval ditches were noted that apppear to lie within the present field alignments/systems. A single pit with a large quantity of fired clay and charcoal gragments was found towards the western end of the site and a radiocarbon date ahs been sought for it (S1)(S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Cass, S.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Beccles Southern Relief Road, Beccles.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Minter, F. and Saunders, A.. 2018. Archaeology in Suffolk 2017, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jun 25 2018 1:43PM

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