Monument record FSG 031 - Fornham Park, Forham St Genevieve, (Prehistoric).

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Iron Age ditch and pit and 5 undated ditches, Fornham Park, Forham St Genevieve


Grid reference Centred TL 8436 6860 (373m by 292m)
Map sheet TL86NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

2016: Excavation revealed an Iron Age pit and ditch, as well as two post-medieval pits. Five undated ditches and 1 undated pit were also revealed. The alignments of the ditches appeared random and did not appear to suggest a regularly aligned field-system. Iron Age pottery was recovered from the fill of the pit and ditch. A number of struck flint was recovered, including a single core and flakes. A single sherd of post-medieval pottery was recovered from the other pit, along with post medieval roof tile, a single piece of clay tobacco pipe (S1).

Descriptions of finds are broad, dating to a specific period bracket is ill-advised. However, they may be later Prehistoric, based on context, (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Hickling, S.. 2016. Archaeological Evaluation, Fornham Park, Fornham St Genevieve, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Nov 19 2019 2:49PM

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