Monument record SPT 002 - Sproughton Knoll, Sproughton, (Mesolithic)

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Summary

Mesolithic occupation site discovered on a knoll 10 feet above the river flood plain by Mr E Amey of Ipswich, 1924; occupation layer was 16 inches below the suface.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 129 445 (119m by 119m)
Map sheet TM14SW
Civil Parish SPROUGHTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

1924: Mesolithic occupation site discovered on a knoll 10 feet above the river flood plain by Mr E Amey of Ipswich; occupation layer was 16 inches below the suface (S1). Finds included 12 cores, 4 scrapers and 17 flakes (Ipswich Museum) (S2). Excavations said to have been at TM 1291 4459 (S1). This site is shown as 'Camp' on OS 6 inch map 1924 edition (revised) with 1938 additions. Further excavations by J Reid Moir produced a pick, 17 cores, circa 225 flakes, circa 10 scrapers and 2 microliths (Ipswich Museum) (S2).

1928: Excavations by D Garrod produced 5 axes, 5 picks, 122 cores, 544 flakes and 8 scrapers (Ipswich Museum) (S2).

1958: Trenching for a sewage system produced pits with more finds, mixed with Bronze Age and Neolithic material, 14 cores, circa 200 flakes, 17 scrapers, 1 pick (S2,S5, S3).

1984: Tranchet axe with grey-white patination recovered, (S8)

See also , (S9, S10)

HER polygon revised to cover area shown by OS and findspots cited above (Feb 2008).

See also Neolithic and Bronze Age records (Sewage works site).

No further details found in Ipswich Museum Accession registers September 2020.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS card, TM14SW3, 1977.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 264.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1959. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1959. XXVIII.2, pp. 161–167..
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: boswell, P.G.H.. 1927. The geology of the country around Ipswich. Boswell P G H, The geology of the country around Ipswich, London, HMSO, 1927.
  • <S5> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1958. Archaeology in Suffolk 1958.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, map 138; volume XCVI, 137.
  • <S7> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards 1924-94, 1958-123, 1925-94.
  • <S8> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: drawing of axe found 1984.
  • <S8> Finds Illustration: SAU. 1984. Tranchet Axe, Sproughton Knoll.
  • <S9> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11594, 11475, 11289.
  • <S10> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 1166, M 1164.

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Sep 16 2020 11:53AM

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