Monument record BRD 018 - Chequer Meadow; Staunch Meadow (IA)

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Scheduled Monument. Excavations by SAU located traces of buried soils & IA ? plough marks, pits and post holes, with flint tempered ? IA pottery.


Grid reference Centred TL 7794 8658 (412m by 263m) Centred on
Map sheet TL78NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Middle Saxon Occupation on Chequer Meadow (S3).
In 1940 Clarke lists this site in his gazetteer of IA sites:- `Large cemetery in low mound some 80 yards S of River Little Ouse in Staunch Meadow. Age doubtful. Skeletons of horses & fragments of iron also found...' (S1, 95, see also 44). Located at TL 7783 8655 in (S2)(R1). Also doubtfully ascribed to the IA by Fox (S2)(R2). Formerly recorded as BRD 013. However, this probably relates to the Sax or EMed cemetery - see Sax, Med & Un.
1980-1988: Excavations by SAU located traces of buried soils & IA ? plough marks, pits and post holes, with flint tempered ? IA pottery. Details of finds in excavation archive (R3).
Summary details in (S4).
Also Rom, Mes, BA, Med, Pmed & Un.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Carr R D, Tester A & Murphy P. Antiquity. 62 (235), June 1988.
  • --- Unpublished document: Woodhouse, H.. 2008. Geophysical survey of land at Staunch Meadow, Brandon.
  • --- Monograph: Tester, A., Anderson, S., Riddler, I. and Carr, R.. 2014. Staunch Meadow, Brandon, Suffolk. A High Status Middle Saxon Settlement on the Fen Edge.
  • <S1> (No record type): Clarke R R, `The IA in Norf & Suff', Arch Jour, 95, 1939, 44 & 95.
  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <R1> (No record type): Correspondents 6 inch map, R R Clarke entry, 4 July 1949.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78NE1 & 29.
  • <R2> (No record type): Fox C, Arch of the Cambridge Region, 1923, 77 & 114.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R3> Excavation archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 1989. Staunch Meadow, Brandon. Excavation archive.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 35 (1) p 78 1981.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 31 2023 12:19PM

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