Monument record WHR 093 - Undated ditches and a Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age pit, Land at Klondyke, Whersted

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Undated ditches and a Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age pit were identified during an archaeological evaluation


Grid reference Centred TM 1598 4174 (135m by 133m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Evaluation trenching revealed that an area at the eastern end of the site had been used in the early 20th century for the quarrying of sand or brickearth, with a large quarry pit identified. Two undated ditches were recorded in the southwest corner and a single Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age pit, containing worked flint and pottery. The alignment and character of the undated ditches suggest that they are potentially part of the later drainage system and may represent an attempt at making the field agriculturally viable, however they could equally be of contemporary date to the late Bronze Age/early Iron Age pit (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Cuthbert, M.. 2018. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Klondyke/Land between Bourne Hill and A137, Wherstead.

Finds (8)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Apr 16 2018 10:30AM

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