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

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Summary

Scheduled Monument - Med finds and features within area of Middle Saxon occupation on Chequer Meadow (S1). The earthworks, former earthworks, soilmarks and cropmarks of this Middle Saxon settlement site and medieval enclosure at Staunch Meadow are recorded under a separate number (BRD267) due to the complexity of the site and the fact that they relate to several periods of occupation and activity at the site, but cannot easily be split into individual phases. See this record and the mapping for details.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7794 8658 (413m by 263m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78NE
Civil Parish BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Middle Saxon Occupation on Chequer Meadow (S1).
1980-1988: Excavations by SAU located various Med artefacts and features, including walled building remains and faced stone. A large enclosure ditch surrounded this building (? the EMed focus of the site) and part of a cemetery (? Med or ? Sax). This cemetery is probably part of that discovered in 1847 and partially excavated in 1895-1896 - see Un.
Work on the Middle Saxon settlement concluded for 1984-85 season with the excavation of an island edge. Following the uncovering in 1983-84 of a piled area on the island edge, excavation was concentrated here in anticipation of the discovery of a formal waterfrontage. In fact the area appears to have had an industrial function and was adjacent to peat levels and not open water (S3).
Details of finds & excavation in Excavation Archive (R1).
Excavation ongoing in 1988. Summary details in (S3).
Also Mes, Neo, BA, IA, Rom, Sax, PMed & Un.

March 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The earthworks, former earthworks, soilmarks and cropmarks of this Middle Saxon settlement site and medieval enclosure at Staunch Meadow are recorded under a separate number (BRD267) due to the complexity of the site and the fact that they relate to several periods of occupation and activity at the site, but cannot easily be split into individual phases. See this record and the mapping for details.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 19th March 2017.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <R1> Excavation archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 1989. Staunch Meadow, Brandon. Excavation archive.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP OA 01, 1954.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 35 (1) p 78 1981 & PSIAH 36 (1) p50 1985.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

Record last edited

May 29 2018 3:13PM

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