Monument record CDD 050 - Shrubland Quarry phases 2 & 3; Smyes Corner (IA)

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Summary

IA occupation site/s identified in evaluation of proposed mineral extraction area, see details.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1200 5386 (251m by 181m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM15SW
Civil Parish CODDENHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

December 1995: Phase 2 evaluation trenches in proposed mineral extraction area. LIA occupation site identified towards north of site. Features include pits, ditches, post holes and post pads (pottery, struck flints, worked flint, fired clay, burnt flint/stone, animal bones). Finds located in spoil (hooked tag, dress fastener, ring & dot decoration (?Msax) and EMed key, possibly 16-19th century). Main features appear to be `IA' ditches and pits - details in (S1).
November 1996: Field boundary ditches. See (S9) for more detail on this year.
October - December 1999: Phase 3, c.31,000 sq m fully excavated by SCC Archaeological Service. For pre-asssessment report see (S2).
2002: updated assessment and project design (S6).
Struck flints: A total of 136 pieces of struck flint, probably mainly of (Early?) Iron Age date, were recovered from the site. The flint is mainly mid to dark grey in colour with a small number of pieces being a pale greyish brown. Cortex, where present, includes occassional white already patinated surfaces or cortex and various dirty white to orangey cream from gravel nodules. For discussion see (S7).
Pottery: a total of 1,730 sherds of Later Prehistoric pottery,some LNeo/EBA ( 20 sherds) but mainly (1705 sherds) EIA. Details in (S8).
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Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU (Boulter S), December 1995.
  • <M1> (No record type): Evaluation archive:.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Topham-Smith C & Anderson S, SCCAS Report 2000/06, May 2000.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S2)(S3)(S4).
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Abbott C, SCCAS Report 96/73, November 1996.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Boulter S, SCCAS Report, 96/85, , January 1996.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SCCAS, Newman J, Summary Report, November 1999.
  • <S6> Excavation archive: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Excavation Report. Anderson S, SCCAS, Assessment and updated project design 2002/81.
  • <S7> Verbal communication: Finds Report. Bates S, NAU, draft(?) report on 'The Flint', Dec 2002.
  • <S8> Verbal communication: Finds Report. Percival S, NAU, draft (?) report on 'The Prehistoric Pottery', about Dec 2002.
  • <S9> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (1), p.92.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2013 3:18PM

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