Monument record SPT 017 - Near the White House, Sproughton, (Mesolithic)

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Summary

Mesolithic material. Also Long Blades.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 130 448 (393m by 215m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SW
Civil Parish SPROUGHTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

c. 1949: Flint "points" found, (S1).

c. 1970: Three areas excavated in a field by J V Todd: a)TM 1303 4490, b)TM 1306 4490, c)TM 1308 4492; areas a) b) were about 6 feet in diameter and contained a band of red and white clay 3 feet long x 1 foot wide and 6 inches thick, area c) measured 6 feet x 9 feet and contained 4 post holes (S1). Finds included 1 tranchet axe, 3 other axes, 18 cores, circa 550 flakes, 1 scraper, 5 microliths (S2).

1975-1979: Small-scale excavations were carried out in paddock by J V Todd 1975-1979; the site has now been used as a dump for sludge from the adjoining sugar factory. Excavations revealed a scatter of flints belonging to a Mesolithic blade industry ; the site is probably an extension of SPT 017 (S3). For photographs of flints from this site or SPT 017, see parish file (S4).

1984: Large scraper with blue-white patination recovered from TM 1304 4496 by J V Todd 1984, unearthed by roadworks for Ipswich bypass. For photographs of flints for this site or SPT 025, see archive store (S5).

See also (S6-S8)

See also Saxon record.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1970-89, 1970, 1949-126C.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 264.
  • <S3> Cartographic materials: Todd, J, V. 1980. Schematic Plan of Excavations, White House Paddock. Todd J V, circa 1980.
  • <S4> Source Unchecked: Jacobi, R. 1986. Todd J V, photographs (17) undated, with letter from Roger Jacobi to John Wymer, February 1986. Todd J V, photographs (17) undated, with letter from Roger Jacobi to John Wymer, February 1986.
  • <S5> Finds Illustration: Todd, J, V. 1984. Illustration of find. Todd J V, 1984.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: drawing of 1984 find.
  • <S6> 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 1163, P 225.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11563.
  • <S8> Article in serial: Owles, E. J.. 1970. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1970.
  • <S9> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S10> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (8)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 7 2021 12:02PM

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