Monument record FLN 008 - Flixton Park (Sax)

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Summary

Excavation of a ring ditch of BA origin revealed an Anglo Saxon inhumation grave, orientated E-W, in the southern part.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3019 8653 (40m by 40m)
Map sheet TM38NW
Civil Parish FLIXTON (NEAR BUNGAY), WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Excavation of a ring ditch of BA origin revealed an Anglo Saxon inhumation grave, orientated E-W, in the southern part. Only a slight trace of bone survived, but in the neck area were two small-long brooches and beside the head there was a crushed glass claw-beaker. This 8-clawed vessel is made of green glass and belongs to Evison's type 3C of the C6 (S1). At a high level in the grave was a plain pottery vessel; a sherd of a decorated urn found 0.5m away from the grave, probably also belongs. Other secondary graves may have existed in the northern part of the ring ditch for metal detecting produced the head of a cruciform brooch of circa 450-500 and a C6 bronze buckle. Two pierced C4 Roman coins found in the SW quadrant may also have come from Anglo Saxon graves (S2).
See also BA, Rom & Med.
Excavation (S3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S1> (No record type): Evison V I, `Anglo Saxon glass claw beakers', Archaeologia 107, 1982, 43-76.
  • <S2> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E, excavation summary, 1990.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 37(3) 1991 p268.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 23 2014 10:48AM

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