Monument record BRH 015 - Bronze Age settlement site, Sandy Lane Pit
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1347 5149 (44m by 35m)|
|Civil Parish||BARHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (7)
Settlement site. Site lies on the top of a hill, overlooking Gipping Valley, adjacent to gravel quarry. Quarrying in November 1978 revealed a pit containing a furnace or oven which incorporated fragments of a large Late BA/ Early IA jar of West Harling Type. Radiocarbon date of 2640 +/- 70bp, cal BC 845-795, HAR-3610.
Further work undertaken on site in April and May-June 1979, when area of approximately 720 sq m was examined, revealing a second smaller oven and a roughly circular post built house approximately 11m in diameter. The house site seems to be associated with Darmsden style pottery. A shallow pit, cut into a patch of clay in the sub-soil, contained pottery of C3-C1 BC. Details in (S1) and excavation archive.
See also Rom & IA.
- <M1> SSF50072 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: summary report.
- <S1> SSF53887 Bibliographic reference: Martin E. 1993. Settlements on Hill-tops: Seven Prehistoric Sites in Suffolk. EAA 65. EAA 65.
- <M2> SSF40179 (No record type): Excavation archive:.
- <M3> SSF40180 (No record type): Photographs: CAM 9-11.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
May 18 2020 10:59PM