Monument record RKN 011 - Calke Wood, Rickinghall, (Mesolithic)

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Summary

Calke Wood is a multi period site consisting of an area of hollows of varying sizes and depths, many of which contain features.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0223 7483 (256m by 306m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM07SW
Civil Parish RICKINGHALL INFERIOR, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1930s-1950s: Calke Wood is a multi period site consisting of an area of hollows of varying sizes and depths, many of which contain features. The area is encompassed within an earthwork, possibly Medieval boundaries, and has been used extensively as a source of pottery clay throughout the settlement periods and into modern times.

Calke Wood had been kept under observation by Basil Brown for IPSMG since the mid 1930's with excavations by him from time to time and in 1956 an excavation was undertaken by J S Wacher.

This site has obvious connections with the Cottage Field site, Wattisfield, (WSF 001) and Foxledge Common, Wattisfield, (WSF 003), with the parish boundary running between them (S1, S2)

Mesolithic prismatic flint cores in box marked Calke Wood by Basil Brown but not specifically mentioned in his records.

See also records for other periods.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, I,1,1a,5,7-10,12,14,15,17,37,40-3,53,62,65-122,131-187;IV,2-11, 15,18,41-62,70-6,83-105,119.
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: IPSMG. Calke Wood, Rickinghall Maps and Report. IPSMG, map M6, plans M104, M132, M140, M142, M143; also M67 & site report by West S E..
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 1144.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 26 2020 4:12PM

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