Monument record BNC 048 - Reservoir adjacent to Benacre Park Farm, Benacre, (Mesolithic-Later Prehistoric).

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A number of prehistoric cooking/boiling pits containing burnt flint as well as post-medieval boundary ditch and gully.


Grid reference TM 5048 8340 (point)
Map sheet TM58SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

2004: A trial trench evaluation was carried out in advance of the construction of an agricultural irrigation reservoir. Three worked flints were recovered from pit fill 0029. These consisted of a flake, a blade-like flake and an unidentified object which may be an axe-shaped core of later prehistoric date, or possibly a rough-out for a Mesolithic tranchet axe. The latter was heat-damaged. Burnt flints, sandstone pebbles and chalk were found in four contexts. The largest groups, and those most likely to be prehistoric, were from pits in trenches 16 and 17. (S1).

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

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Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gardner, R.. 2004. Evaluation Report - Reservoir Adjacent to Benacre Park Farm, Benacre.
  • <S2> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Dec 9 2019 10:00AM

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