Monument record MLS 007 - Iron-Age settlement site. (IA)

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Summary

Prehistoric settlement site on field NW of bridged ford on S facing slope discovered in pipeline trench in July 1955.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0912 7507 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM07NE
Civil Parish MELLIS, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Prehistoric settlement site on field NW of bridged ford on S facing slope discovered in pipeline trench in July 1955. Sections in pipeline revealed hut site 15 feet in diameter with central sunken circular hearth containing three large burnt stones at base and filled with black earth, pottery and flints. Pottery included IA sherds heavily gritted, and worked flints and flakes. On S side of hut site was a ditch or pit filled with dark soil and to the N there appeared to be a "furnace" lined with burnt clay and filled with black earth and worked clay (S1)(S2)(R1).
Also Neo, BA.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM07NE21.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index, map.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, V 73-77 79 81; LXXI 137 139; XCI 165; XCVI 56; card index 213; map 32.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 11:54AM

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