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

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Scheduled Monument - undated features on Middle Saxon occupation site on Chequer Meadow (S6).


Grid reference Centred TL 7794 8658 (413m by 262m) Centred on
Map sheet TL78NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Middle Saxon Occupation on Chequer Meadow (S6).
`Large numbers of skeletons, both male and female, found in large-low mound in Staunch Meadow, Brandon, as early as 1847' (S1)(R3).
1895-1896: At least 120 skeleton excavated from this (? same) cemetery by C S Myers, `found with the skeletons of horses but no associated objects other than iron fragments' (S1)(S2)(S3)(S4). It seems likely the skeletal material relates to the Sax or EMed cemeteries at present under excavation by the SAU - see Sax & Med.
1980-1988: Excavations by SAU locates various undatable features - details in excavation archive (R4).
1997: Monitoring by Gill, D. located two small undated ditches on the west side of the meadow (S7).
Details in (S8).
Also Mes, Neo, BA, IA, Rom, Sax, Med & Pmed.
2007: Animal bones sampled as part of radiocarbon dating bone samples recovered from gravel sites (S9).

Sources/Archives (16)

  • <R1> (No record type): Myers C S, Jour Royal Anthrop Inst, 26, 1896, 113-128, figs.
  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78NE1 & 29.
  • <M2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP OA 01.
  • <R2> (No record type): Duckworth W L H in Marr & Shipley, Natural Hist of Cambs, 1904, 250,252.
  • <S2> (No record type): Fox C, Arch of the Cambridge Region, 1923, 77 & 114.
  • <S3> (No record type): Clarke R R, `The IA in Norf & Suff' Arch Jour, 95, 1939, 44 & 95.
  • <M3> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R3> (No record type): Ipswich Jour, January 1847.
  • <S4> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Brandon, undated.
  • <R4> Excavation archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 1989. Staunch Meadow, Brandon. Excavation archive.
  • <S5> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP OA 01, 1954.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. Monitoring Report, SAU.
  • <S8> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 35 (1) p 78 1981.
  • <S9> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Radiocarbon Dating Bone Samples Recovered From Gravel Sites.

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Record last edited

Nov 17 2022 1:14PM

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