Site Event/Activity record ESF22649 - Trial Trenching and Palaeolenvironmental Survey and Assessment - King's Marsh, Sudbury

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Grid reference Centred TL 8632 4141 (61m by 167m)
Map sheet TL84SE



Birmingham Archaeo-Environmental


Not recorded.



Palaeoenvironmental assessment of deposits indicated peat accumulation adjacent to the River Stour between the Iron Age and the Medieval periods. The pollen record suggested no reduction in the tree cover in the locality that could be attributed to human activity. The beetle and insect record were both typical of a floodplain backswamp, which imply the main channel of the Stour was probably some way to the east of the sampling site. The general sequence of the deposits illustrated a significant phase of floodplain evolution from the Iron Age, with accumulation of organic peat followed by channel migration and deposition of alluvium during the Saxon period.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Hadley, A.. BCB 025, Archaeological Evaluation by Trial Trenching and Palaeoenvironmental Augur Survey at AFC Sudbury.
  • --- Unpublished document: Gearey, B., Hopla, E-J., Grinter and Reilly, E.. 2007. Palaeoenvironmental assessment of deposits at AFC Sudbury, King's Marsh Stadiun: Sudbury, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Palaeoenvironmental sequence, Kings Marsh (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 5 2019 11:15AM

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