Monument record SKT 096 - Danecroft? Stowmarket, (Paleolithic)

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Summary

Excavation in 1907, 5 feet in diameter and over 20 feet deep, by Col St John F M Fancourt in garden of Danecroft `eolithic' flints. Formerly recorded as SKT MISC

Location

Grid reference TM 041 585 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM05NW
Civil Parish STOWMARKET, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1907: Excavation 5 feet in diameter and over 20 feet deep, by Col St John F M Fancourt in garden of Danecroft (TM 0372 5856) located `eolithic' flints (S1).

Wymer 1985 records that a large pit was worked in the 19th century on the west side of the town and is the likely find source, (which is close to "Danecroft". He regards the accounct of Fancourt's excavation as fanciful and unreliable.

Items include handaxes, flakes and a core, (S1-S3)

Point is likely approximate.

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

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 205.
  • <S2> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22716, 22717.
  • <S3> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1929-211: A-D.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Apr 13 2021 12:33PM

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