Monument record MRF 004 - Medieval area of burnt clay surrounded by unburnt clay.

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Summary

Small area, circa 1.0m across, of burnt clay, surrounded by unburnt clay, noted following stripping of topsoil and hillwash deposits.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3326 5788 (21m by 32m)
Map sheet TM35NW
Civil Parish MARLESFORD, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Watching brief on NW corner of field in area being stripped for dirty water storage pond. Small area, circa 1.0m across, of burnt clay, surrounded by unburnt clay, noted following stripping of topsoil and hillwash deposits. Also animal bone fragments, oyster shell, burnt flints & pottery:- 1 rim abraded Rom pottery; 2 rim, 1 base & 4 body sherds Med coarseware (C13/C14); 3 body sherds Med glazed ware (?Ipswich Fore St ware C13/C14); 1 body sherd glazed LMed; 1 body sherd LMed coarseware; 1 base sherd PMed. Three daub fragments from hearth retained.
Probably foundation of C13/C14 house with only harth remains surviving (largely destroyed? in earth moving operations). Adjoins lane to SW (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, site report & map, MRF 004, October 1991.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 20 2013 9:07AM

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