Monument record IPS 072 - Stoke Hill Rail Tunnel, Ipswich, (IAS 9301, IAS 9501).

Please read our .


Flint implements and Pleistocene mammal bones.


Grid reference Centred TM 159 435 (311m by 309m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1846: Flint implements and Pleistocene mammals. Found in construction of Stoke Hill Tunnel. Investigation of the railway cutting etc. Revealed a black layer of bones and associated flints (S1).

1948: Excavation at Stoke Hill by H E P Spencer in 1949. Finds probably `eolithic, (S1, S2).

See also (S3-S6).

Part of SSSi.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. Pg.227-234.
  • <S2> Index: Carr J. 1989. Carr J (RCHME), Draft Excavation Index, 1989.
  • <S3> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1920-73A, 1-25.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Layard, N.F.. 1910. Animal remains from the railway cutting at Ipswich (including bones and teeth of a heavy-limbed horse). Layard N, PSIA, 14, 1910, 59 - 69.
  • <S5> Article in serial: Layard, N.F.. 1919. The Stoke Bone-Bed, Ipswich. Layard N, PPSEA, 1919, 219.
  • <S6> Article in serial: Ipswich Geological Group. Stoke Hill Rail Tunnel, Ipswich. Ipswich Geol Group Bull, 19, 1977, 2 - 5.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Sep 7 2020 12:54PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.