Monument record LKH 136 - Grime Fen; White Fen (Un)

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Summary

Formerly LKH 123 (mislocated), pottery and skeleton.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7126 8442 (50m by 50m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Formerly LKH 123 (mislocated).
15 March 1962: "(see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) took me to the field directly N of Allsop's two field, only the drove in between & showed me spot where human skeleton found. Marked on map (R1), also spot sherds (see Rom) found, about 20 yards away... (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)l" (S1).
Recorded as being found with the sherds of pink (shell) gritted ware (of `three pots') in (S2)(S3)(S4). Findspot cited as (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) in (S1)(S3)(S4) and marked on map by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) in Oct 1989 (S5). Contemporary spot marked on map by Briscoe (R1) and cited by OS (S2) at (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) appears to erroneous. Details of skeletal analysis from Cambridge University with (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)(S5)(R2).
Findspot of the skeleton in the southern half of the field (i.e. centred at about (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)) was confirmed by the original finder, (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) has also found, in the same general area a circular, lens-shaped, limestone object which is 36cm in diameter and 11cm thick at the centre. Date uncertain but probably medieval or later (S6).
See also Pal, Neo & Rom.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <R1> (No record type): MIHLM, Correspondents 6 inch record map, TL 78 SW?.
  • <S1> (No record type): Briscoe G, 1962 diary, entry for 15 March 1962, 25 & 110.
  • <M1> (No record type): G Briscoe archive:.
  • <R2> (No record type): Cambridge University Museum, skeletal report, circa 1962?.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW13E.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: notes on visit by EM, 13 July 1995.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath RB, 1962.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suffolk, 1962, PSIA, 29, 1962, (2), 172.
  • <S5> Source Unchecked: Flack D. 1989. Grime Fen. Flack D, October 1989.
  • <S6> (No record type): Flack D, 13 July 1995 in conversation with Martin E.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 26 2020 11:23AM

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