Monument record WTM 061 - Late Saxon and medieval rural activity, Church Road

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Late Saxon and medieval rural activity indicated by environmental evidence, linear features and pits.


Grid reference Centred TM 0826 7766 (97m by 65m)
Map sheet TM07NE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Archaeological trial trench evaluation identified Late Saxon and medieval activity on the form of ditches, gullies, and pits. Few finds were recovered and it was not possible to establish the precise nature of these activities. Agricultural activities appear to have occurred on this site during the medieval period and the environmental evidence is consistent with a medieval rural site and the growing of cereal and pulse crops. There was no evidence of crop processing and the disposal of domestic waste into a large pit and gully and debris from domestic hearths suggest that settlement occurred nearby. Some of the animal bones showed evidence of dog gnawing (S1).

Archaeological monitoring following the trial trench evaluation identified a probable ditch and two pit like features. Few datable finds were recovered in association with these features. The depths of the features limited the ability to fully investigate. One of the large pits contained modern plastic waste and building material and may relate to previous construction works. The second pit continued organic peaty material at the base and may indicate its use as a pond or was open for a period of time (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Birks, C.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Church Road, Wortham, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Birks, C.. 2019. Arhcaeological Monitoring- Church Road, Wortham, Suffolk.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Sep 28 2022 10:24AM

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