Monument record IPS 057 - Kesteven Road, Ipswich, (IAS 9504).

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Neolithic occupation site: floors, hearth. Also Thetford Ware found.


Grid reference Centred TM 1544 4353 (55m by 49m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

1943: Hearth had been excavated in 1943 by H Spencer, IPSMG (not recorded) but no pottery or flints had been found.

1946: Excavated by Basil Brown, July 1946

1946-1947: Further excavation by Brown October 1946-1947

Several areas of hard trodden sand with embedded crumbs of pottery and charcoal. No trace of wall structure. One sunken hearth containing pottery and a quantity of clay.
Finds: pottery (plain), flints including possible sickle, sandstone saddle querns. Cutting end of polished flint axe.

Brown records various hearth sites in his notes, with many sketches and also gives drawings of Mildenhall ware pottery found on site.

See (S1-S5).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Unpublished document: IPSMG. Ipswich Museum Extension Books.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, IX, 2-21; XXXVIII, 57; LXVII, 76-80, 101-109,111,112,114-120; XC, BIW 1,2,4,5,12-19, BIX 3,.
  • <S2> Source Unchecked: Erskine R W H, Ms. 1950. Erskine R W H, Ms, notebook, 48,49, 1950. Erskine R W H, Ms, notebook, 48,49, 1950.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Maynard, G.. 1950. Recent archaeological field work in Suffolk. Maynard, PSIA 25, 1950, 212-213.
  • <S4> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14SE63.
  • <S5> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1946.231.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, site plans.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S8> Index: Historic England. Related Archives/Objects from NRHE. P03992, P04048, P04052-P04056, P04063-P04070, P11229.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 24 2021 2:00PM

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