Monument record SXM 049 - Land North-east of Street Farm, Saxmundham

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Iron Age pits and ditches and possible Anglo-Saxon hall


Grid reference Centred TM 3895 6348 (137m by 268m)
Map sheet TM36SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

2017: Evaluation identified archaeological remains across the site. All the archaeological features cut through layers of colluvium. The remains generally consisted of pits, post holes, and ditches. Finds were generally low with several features being devoid of dateable material. The majority of the cut features are thought to be Iron Age, with struck flint, pottery, fired clay, and a complete loomweight being recovered from pits and ditches. Finds collected from the surface of the colluvium indicate a long-term process of soil accumulation and incorporate finds from the Neolithic through to the early post-medieval. Percieved Anglo-Saxon remains were also identified however the absence of finds precluded defintive dating. Two sides of a rectangular post hole structure were recorded and tentatively interpreted as an Anglo-Saxon hall. Two gullies ran parallel with the structure to the immediate north and could potentially be associated. Trenchees across the southern half of the site reveal post-medieval field boundary ditches, relating to cultivation (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Bush, L.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Land north-east of Street Farm, Saxmundham.

Finds (12)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Sep 6 2022 1:41PM

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