Monument record HNY 008 - Iron-Age hearth and pottery among black patches, noted after deep ploughing. (IA)

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Summary

Black patches, hearths, pottery noted after deep ploughing in February 1955 by Basil Brown in area of water course on field to E of Hinderclay Wood.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0245 7556 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM07NW
Civil Parish HINDERCLAY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Black patches, hearths, pottery noted after deep ploughing in February 1955 by Basil Brown in area of water course on field to E of Hinderclay Wood. In 1961 the water course was being deepened and cleared and widened by excavator and Basil Brown and D Compton levelled the spoil heaps. These contained sherds, including carinated bowls with grooved and slashed decoration- `Darmsden type' (LBA - EIA). A bone point or scoop, described by Brown as a bone awl, was also recovered and large timbers from a layer of peat 4 feet below the clay layer described by Cunliffe as "a timber raft". Other artefacts included animal bones and many worked flints such as cores, etc., and numerous calcined flints (S1)(S2)(S3). Said by Balkwill to be `quite different in forms from the 1945 Darmsden assemblage' (S4). Ipswich Museum grid reference TM 025 756 has been altered to match information in archive and confirmation in February 1988 by D Compton as to exact location of site.
See also BA.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, 160 167; XCIII 116 117; card index 175.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 961-148, 1961.
  • <S3> (No record type): Cunliffe B, Antiq J, 48, 1968, 189,190.
  • <S4> (No record type): Balkwill C J, `The IA Assemblages from Darmsden, Hinderclay and Kettleburgh', PSIA, 34, 1979, 208-20.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 21 2021 11:31AM

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