Monument record WHR 038 - Bobbitshole; Bobbitt's Hole, Wherstead

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Ipswichian type site, lake bed deposits, SSSI.


Grid reference Centred TM 150 414 (162m by 160m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ipswichian type site (S1-S5), lake bed deposits. SSSI.

1952: Investigations by Spencer. The interglacial deposits are shown to occupy a lake basin in a valley cut in the local plateau. In this basin was deposited a series of lacustrine sediments, first silt (probably aeolian in origin), the clay-myd and finally clay. These interglacial sediments are sealed uncinformably by sandy gravel, probably deposited under cold conditions

1998: Borehole investigation showed that the Ipswichian Interglacial organic lakebed deposits don't extend this far east (S3)

Scientific dating report on British Aggregates by English Heritage (S6).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Spencer, H E P. 1953. Bobbits Hole, Belstead, Interim Report. Trans Suff Nat Soc 8, 1952-3, (2), 53-58.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Sparks, B. W.. 1957. The Non-Marine Mollusca of the Interglacial Deposits at Bobbitshole, Ipswich. `The Mullusca of Bobbitshole Inter-glacial Beds, Ipswich', Trans Suff Nat Soc, 1954, 110-114.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Green, C, P, Branch, N, P, Palmer A, P and Scaife, R, G. 1998. Anglian Water / English Nature Joint research project to examine land to the east of Bobbitshole SSSI, suffolk.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. pgs 7, 213, 359, 363 & 368.
  • <S5> Article in serial: West R G. 1957. Interglacial deposits at Bobbitshole, Ipswich. West R G, `Interglacial deposits at Bobbitshole, Ipswich', Phil Trans Roy Soc, London, 1957, 13, 24.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2008. British Aggregates Scientific Dating Report, no. 6-2008. English Heritage, British Aggregates Scientific Dating Report, no. 6-2008.

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Jun 22 2020 1:24PM

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