Monument record ERL 079 - RAF Lakenheath, (Prehistoric).

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Summary

January/February 1993: Two Prehistoric features seen during watching brief following topsoil strip of circa 1300 square metres (which may have removed shallow features and a buried soil).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7320 8034 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

January/February 1993: Two Prehistoric features seen during watching brief following topsoil strip of circa 1300 square metres (which may have removed shallow features and a buried soil). One feature charcoal filled with very few burnt flints, circa 0.5m diameter (though most already machined away). Other feature about 4m North seen in section only, shallow V-shape, charcoal in fill - possibly ditch or a small pit. Two struck flints were seen on surface away from features. Not drawn. Details in (S1).

Descriptions of flint finds are broad, dating to a specific period bracket is ill-advised. However, they may be later Prehistoric, based on context, (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Tester, A. 1993. field report, ERL 079,. SAU, Tester A, field report, ERL 079, March 1993.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Photographs.
  • <S3> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 23 2020 2:07PM

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