Monument record WGN 064 - Railway Cutting, Worlington, (Pleistocene)

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Bones of hippo, bison, horse, rhino, elephant, lion, found when railway cutting made in 1887.


Grid reference Centred TL 695 734 (177m by 101m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL67SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1887: Many bones found in a jumbled deposit of angular and rounded flint, rounded chalk and yellowish sand. These include: hippo, bison, horse, rhino, elephant, lion. Found when railway cutting made in 1887 (S1, S2)

Presence of Hippo suggests Ipswichian (MIS5e) date for part or all of the deposits, (S3).

Formerly recorded as WGN MISC.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 94.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Whitaker et al. 1891. The Geology of parts of Cambridgeshire & of Suffolk.
  • <S3> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 19 2020 2:19PM

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