Monument record SOT 003 - Hall Farm, Shadingfield, (Paleolithic)
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|Grid reference||TM 4459 8400 (point)|
|Civil Parish||SOTTERLEY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
1956: Acheulean ovate hand-axe reported by R W Knights per Ipswich Museum (S1). "... An unmistakable Palaeolithic axe (`Chellean'?) which he found (19/6/1956) while ploughing the field East of Shadingfield Hall. A series of ploughings have lately taken place continuously exposing deeper subsoil. Prior to the war this field was pasture `time without mind'. It slopes down to the tributary of the Hundred River. The narrower end (or tip) of the axe has been broken off (1/3 inch). Except for one very small flaked piece about 1/5 inch wide, the patination is the same, light grey. It would seem impossible by judging its present condition that this implement could have been transported by till or water" (S1). This is a letter from the Reverend R D Thompson, Sotterley Rectory, Beccles.
The typed IPSMG record card gives no precise findspot although the handwritten (earlier?) card cites Shadingfield, Hall Farm, TM 4455 8397 (actually in Sotterley parish).
Formerly listed under SDG Misc.
- <S1> SSF22125 Personal Correspondence: Thompson Rev R D. 1956. Letter. Thompson Rev R D, letter, 19560620.
- <S2> SSF50070 Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards 959-222, 1959.
- <S3> SSF59351 Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22781.
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Record last edited
Jun 3 2020 10:55AM