Monument record BOT 003 - "Copper Kettle"

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Summary

Med C15 glazed pottery sherds found in ditch cut by sewer trench in 1961.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0479 7583 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM07NW
Civil Parish BOTESDALE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Med C15 glazed pottery sherds found in ditch cut by sewer trench in 1961. Pottery was found on sand in ditch bottom covered by black earth with animal bones. The Copper Kettle is also known as Osmund House, which name dates from at least 1790 (S1)(S2).
Old road beds were sectioned at two points 50 feet apart at the time of the trenching and led from Botesdale market place to Back Hills. They consisted of four distinct chalk make ups, the lower ones containing bones and C14 and C15 pottery as at the Copper Kettle (S3).
Circa 150 feet to NE lies Crownleigh House and finds in sewer trench were similar to Copper Kettle with early Tudor superimposed (S4). All finds at IPSMG.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume, card index.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XII,144; XLIV,51,52; card 42,46.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1963-86.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1963.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, card 43.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 12 1988 12:00AM

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