Monument record BNH 009 - Iron-Age trapezium shaped double ditched enclosure

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Exavation revealed a trapezium shaped, double ditched enclosure of Late Iron Age date.


Grid reference Centred TL 8659 7770 (100m by 100m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL87NE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Enclosure: trapezium shaped, double ditched.
N side 86m, E side 96m, S side 76m, W side 74m. Entrance on E side. 900 sq m over NE corner excavated August 1978. Outer enclosure ditch 7.2m wide x 2.9m deep; inner ditch 7.2m x 2.8m. Slight remains of an inner bank. No evidence of palisading or internal features. A small clay-lined pit was found at the tail of, or under the inner bank. Near upside lip of inner ditch a pit was discovered which contained an articulated human leg. Pottery not very abundant, mainly IA coarse wares. A few sherds with cabled rims resembling West Harling types. One sherd of 'Belgic' butt beaker. Also BA flintwork and Beaker pottery.
C14 date of 100 +/- 80 b.c. (HAR-2902) from charcoal in primary fill of inner ditch. Details in (S3).
See also BA.
See also (S4)(S5).

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation file:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL87NE29.
  • <S2> (No record type): Summary Report, PSIA, 34, 1979, (3), 218.
  • <R2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP ASJ 41.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <R3> (No record type): SAU, APs ACY 17, AGP 11-13, AJH 1-6, AJL 4-6; photos AJV-AJZ.
  • <M3> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP, ASJ 41; SAU ACY 17, AGP 11-13, AJH 1-6, AJL 4-6.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Martin E, SCCAS, 'Settlements on Hilltops: 7 Prehistoric Sites in Suffolk'. EAA 65, 1-22.
  • <M4> (No record type): Photographs: AJV-AJZ.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH, 34(3), 1979, p218.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Martin, E.. 1976. Prehistoric Crop-Mark Sites in Suffolk.

Finds (4)

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May 1 2018 11:40AM

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