Monument record MLS 007 - Neolithic settlement site. (Neo)

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Summary

Prehistoric settlement site on field NW of bridged ford on S facing slope, discovered in pipeline trench in July 1955.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0912 7507 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM07NE
Civil Parish MELLIS, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Prehistoric settlement site on field NW of bridged ford on S facing slope, discovered in pipeline trench in July 1955. Sections in pipeline revealed "hut site" 15 feet in diameter with central, sunken, circular hearth containing 3 large burnt stones at base and filled with black earth, pottery and flints. Some of the pottery, including a large rim piece, appears to be Neolithic and the flints included cores, scrapers, flakes. To the S of the "hut site" was a ditch or pit filled with dark soil. To the N there appeared to be a "furnace" which was lined with burnt clay and filled with black earth and worked clay (S1)(S2)(R1).
Also BA, IA.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM07NE21.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index, map.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, V, 73-77,79,81; LXXI, 137,139; XCI, 165; XCVI, 56; card 213; map 32.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 11:54AM

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