Monument record BNT 004 - Marsh Farm Gravel Pit; Brantham Hall Farm Gravel Pit (BA)
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1167 3351 (136m by 206m) (Centred on)|
|Civil Parish||BRANTHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (3)
Beaker inhumation graves, later BA urn cemetery and ring ditch with beaker pottery found during gravel working in pit on E side of Marsh Farm.
The first archaeological notice was in 1914 when Mr J R Keeble, manager of Brantham Hall Farm, presented an Ardleigh-type urn to BM, although it is not certainly stated to be from the gravel pit.
The pit was in use from about 1919-1925 and other urns & broken pottery were allegedly found prior to 1923, when a group of at least 12 inverted urns were discovered, probably with cremations.
A group of 3 beaker pit graves, possibly more, was found to the SW of the `urnfield' in 1925 and an unprovenanced beaker and a flint dagger were also recorded from the gravel pit in 1923 & 1931. In 1925, to E of the `urnfield' and the beaker graves and clearly unconnected with them, was a ring ditch with an overall diameter of 28-30 feet (8.53-9. 10m). From centre came fragments of one beaker and from silted circular trench came a fragment of a second beaker. Mr Guy Maynard assisted (J R Moir?) with the excavation of the ring ditch and beaker graves. The `urnfield' may extend into the adjoining fields, probably to E. For details, drawings & 1951 sketch map, see (S1)(S2)(R1-R6). For details of beaker pottery from ring ditch, see (S5). For details & drawing of vessel with finger tipping on shoulder and finger-nail marks on rim and concave neck and brush marked body. No bones were found with the finds.
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Possibly further BA listed under IA.
- <R1> SSF11422 (No record type): Moir J R, `Two LBA urns from E Anglia', MAN, 1919, 6-7.
- <S1> SSF50032 Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM13SW5, sketch map.
- <M1> SSF50072 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S2); slide CQ0 16.
- <R2> SSF50042 Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 18, 1922-4, 165.
- <S2> SSF6866 (No record type): Gilmour R A, `Beaker & BA burials at Brantham Hall', PSIA, 33, 1974, (2), 116-130, (ill).
- <R3> SSF21384 (No record type): Smith R A, `A Rare Urn from Suffolk', Ant Journ, 5, 1925, 73-74.
- <S3> SSF50070 Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards 1923.4 1-13, 1925.1 1-5, 1931.222.
- <R4> SSF10426 (No record type): Lanting, J.N. & Vander Waals, J.D.. Lanting J N & Vander Waals J D, Helinium, 12, 1972, 1, 20-46.
- <S4> SSF9905 (No record type): IPSMG, slide (beaker) CQO 16.
- <R5> SSF3616 (No record type): Clarke J G D, PPSEA, 6, 1931, 356.
- <S5> SSF6849 (No record type): Gibson A M, Beaker Domestic Sites, BAR 107, 1982, 114-5.
- <S6> SSF979 (No record type): Balkwill C J, A Catalogue of IA pottery groups at Ipswich Museum (to 1980), circa 1980, ill.
- <S7> SSF16549 (No record type): PPSEA, 6, 1929-32, 340-356.
- <S8> SSF59794 Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
- FSF17593: DAGGER (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- FSF17594: POTTERY BEAKER (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- FSF17595: POTTERY ARDLEIGH-TYPE URN (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- FSF17596: POTTERY BICONICAL URN (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- FSF17597: POTTERY ARDLEIGH-TYPE URN (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- FSF17598: POTTERY (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
- None recorded
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Record last edited
May 5 2021 9:29AM