Site Event/Activity record ESF20811 - Phase 2, Rear of Smoke House Inn, Beck Row, Mildenhall

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Location

Location Phase 2, Rear of Smoke House Inn, Beck Row
Grid reference Centred TL 6883 7821 (123m by 91m)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

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Description

An archaeological excavation carried out on land off of Skeltons Drove, Beck Row, Mildenhall, identified two main phases of activity in the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age and post-medieval periods. Prehistoric activity, including a scatter of pits and postholes and a 7.5m diameter roundhouse with associated human cremation and possible south-east facing entrance, was seen to focus upon two natural peat-filled hollows within the fen-edge landscape. A 16th/17th century domestic building with hearth, possible storage shafts and a rectilinear post-built outbuilding, was also identified fronting onto Skelton's Drove. Recommendations have been made for the site to be considered in any future publication of the adjacent MNL 502, MNL 598 and MNL 618 sites. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. MNL 536 Sitecode MNL 536 Related HER No. MNL 502 Planning Application No. F/98/424 NMR No. 1532730 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Full excavation Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): PIT Uncertain, ROUND HOUSE Late Bronze Age , CREMATION Late Bronze Age , DITCH Post Medieval , POST BUILT STRUCTURE Post Medieval , HEARTH Post Medieval , STORAGE PIT Post Medieval , POSTHOLE Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Late Bronze Age , ANIMAL BONE Late Bronze Age , WORKED FLINT Neolithic, WORKED FLINT Late Bronze Age , POTTERY Post Medieval , CBM Post Medieval , POTTERY Iron Age , CREMATION Late Bronze Age PROJECT LOCATION Area 5900.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL68847823 Point Height 4.00 - 6.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: John Craven Supervisor: John Craven DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Wood, Worked stone/lithics, Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Human Bones Media: Database, Geophysics, Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Human Bones, Wood, Worked stone/lithics Media: Context sheet, Drawing, Map, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Human Bones, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Phase 2, Rear of Smoke House Inn, Beck Row, Mildenhall. MNL 536 Author(s)/Editor(s): Craven, J. A. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2010/206 Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: s Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Description: SCCAS Excavation report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2010. Phase 2, Rear of Smoke House Inn, Beck Row, Mildenhall, MNL 536.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Phase 2, Rear of Smoke House Inn, Beck Row, Mildenhall (PMed) (Monument)
  • Phase 2, Rear of Smoke House Inn, Beck Row, Mildenhall (Preh) (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2011 3:52PM

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