Monument record KDG 006 - Interrupted Ditch System, West of Hall Farm, (Neolithic)
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 701 472 (200m by 233m)|
|Civil Parish||KEDINGTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
Interrupted ditch system cutting off riverside promontory West of Hall Farm (North of Kedington village). Scheduled.
1977: The aerial photograph reveals the arc of a ditch, interrupted by a series of causeways, which appear to defend or to define a small promontory formed by a meander of the R Stour. The ditch runs across the rise of ground above the flood plain of the river. The field had a potato crop on it at the time of the visit and nothing was visible on the ground (S1).
1978: Four segments of a single ditch across a spur made by a bend in the River Stour, giving a promentary enclosure type of system (S9).
1981: Scatter of worked flint (over 2000), main concentration just outside the enclosure (S4). Note this was the first causewayed enclosure to be systematically fieldwalked in Britain (in 2009 finds still with the Haverhill group).
Feb 1984: further group of about 200 fieldwalked flints collected by HDAG (now at SAU) - at least 2 periods represented, a patinated blade industry of Neolithic date and a later unpatinated crudish flake industry, including leaf and transverse arrowheads, therefore including material some of (Late?) Neo date and some probably Bronze Age (Middle or Late?). This does beg the question as to whether the interrupted ditches are Neolithic or later in date! Analysis of this 1984 assemblage by Adrian Donaghey in May 2009 - considered to be Neolithic and (mainly?) late Neo/EBA in date (with one Lower Palaeolithic handaxe) (S8).
1991: Chisel-ploughed for potatoes, cutting through underlying river gravels. Condition of flint work said to be poor in comparison to 1981 survey & suggested recent plough damage (S5).
Discussed in (S7).
See also Palaeolithic, Mesolithic record.
- --- SSF59942 Index: Historic England. Related Archives/Objects from NRHE. AF1059381.
- --- SSF59942 Index: Historic England. Related Archives/Objects from NRHE. RCH01/113.
- <M1> SSF40524 (No record type): SAM file:.
- <S1> SSF5242 Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
- <S2> SSF18878 (No record type): SAU, APs AJM 18,19,20, July 1979.
- <M2> SSF50031 Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP BYC 95; SAU AJM 18,19.
- <S3> SSF50031 Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP BYC 95, 1976.
- <S4> SSF10146 Article in serial: 1982. Fieldwork at a Neolithic Cropmark Site, Hall Farm, Kedington.
- <S5> SSF7395 (No record type): HDAG, Charge B B, letter to SAU, 11 November 1991.
- <S7> SSF50117 Bibliographic reference: Oswald, A., Dyer, C. & Barber, M.. 2001. The Creation of Monuments: Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures in the British Isles. Pages 67, 97, 130, 155, ill.
- <S8> SSF59558 Article in serial: Donaghey A. 2009. An assessment of a flint assemblage recovered in 1984 by the HDAG.
- <S9> SSF58525 Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.
- <S10> SSF59942 Index: Historic England. Related Archives/Objects from NRHE. 106558, 1065590 Object Number Object Title Scope And Content 1065588, 1065590.
- FSF13112: SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
- FSF33715: LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- FSF33716: TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
- FSF52419: POTTERY (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- FSF52420: POTTERY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- FSF52421: POTTERY (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
- FSF52422: POTTERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
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Record last edited
Oct 12 2021 1:33PM