Monument record FRK 051 - Allotments; Freckenham Village Hall (Rom)

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Summary

February 1996: Various metal detected and surface finds.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6632 7198 (132m by 188m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL67SE
Civil Parish FRECKENHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

February 1996: Various metal detected and surface finds from (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) including 1 denarius of Septimus Severus (AD 193-211), 12 C3/C4 bronze coins including 2 of Allectus (AD 293 296) and the rest Constantinian (C4), 1 damaged thistle brooch and 1 sherd Horningsee type ware (C3)(S1). Also a few PMed metal objects.
Evaluation of Village Hall site revealed a ditch containing IA pottery, an associated features. Also a large ditch with three possible recuts containing early Medieval pottery (S2).
This lay within 100m of a known Iron Age site and evaluation trenching revealed a N.-S. running ditch, at the southern end of the site. This was 1.3m wide and 0.64m deep, and contained sherds of Iron Age flint-gritted pottery. Along the road frontage, a large ditch with three possible re-cuts and containing 13th-14th-century pottery was discovered. (S5).
1997: Monitoring carried out during the excavation of Village Hall footing trenches. An IA ditch was identified in the evaluation stage. Other features were cut by the trenching. Details in (S3).
April 1997: Further finds of two coins and two tile fragments found while metal detecting (S4).
Probably part of larger site - see FRK 024 adjoining.
Also Iron Age, Med & Pmed.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (1), p.97.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <S1> (No record type): EDARG per SAU (Pendleton C & Plouviez J), finds report, February 1996.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. Suffolk County Council (Gill D), Report 96/29, 1996.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. Suffolk County Council (Tester A), Monitoring Report, Freckenham Village Hall, 1997.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Finds Report. King M (MADDC) per SAU, Pendleton C, April 1997.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2013 1:46PM

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