Monument record WNG 017 - Lakenheath Warren Site, Lakenheath Airfield, (Mesolithic)

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"This findspot centred on TL 740 825 is so named on a map prepared by F N Haward and preserved at Moyses Hall.


Grid reference TL 740 825 (point) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

"This findspot centred on TL 740 825 is so named on a map prepared by F N Haward and preserved at Moyses Hall. It is shown as a massive blow-out in a dune complex that straddled the old Lakenheath to Brandon road and just on the Wangford side of the Lakenheath-Wangford parish boundary" (S1, p63). In 1937 W G Clarke mentions a "hollow in the sand dunes on the borders of Wangford and Lakenheath Warrens" where "occurred thousands of geometric microliths" (S1, S2).

Pre 1901: Part of the Allen Sturge collection, over 600 microliths labelled 'Lakenheath' probably also came from this site (S1).

1931 J G D Clark cut a section into this dune complex a short distance to the West of the site as marked by Haward (S1).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Jacobi, R.. 1984. The Mesolithic of North East Anglia & Contemporary Territories. 47-53.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Clarke, W.G.. 1937. In Brecklands Wilds.
  • <S3> Cartographic materials: Haward, F. N.. 1914. Map of Wangford Mesolithic Sites?.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 1194,.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11511.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (10)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Mar 2 2021 3:24PM

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