Monument record BLG 019 - Mason's Quarry, Field F4, Great Blakenham, (Prehistoric).

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Fieldwalking (including BAY 032, BLG 018 & BLG 019) shovel test holes, earthwork survey and metal detector survey also carried out.


Grid reference Centred TM 10603 50508 (245m by 176m)
Map sheet TM15SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1992: Fieldwalking carried out as part of 22 ha survey (including BAY 032, BLG 018 & BLG 019) in advance of quarrying, shovel test holes, earthwork survey and metal detector survey also carried out.

Field names probably PMed.

Fieldwalk: 24m transects divided into 100m stints (therefore less thoroughly walked than adjacent fields, BAY 031 and BAY 032, due to 'lack of finds' and time). Finds summarised as: worked flints - 7 unpatinated blades; 2 pieces brick and tile, 2 burnt flints (S3).

Metal detector: same transects as fieldwalk, every 3rd transect (non-ferrous). 2 finds included curtain ring and fragment (see report S3).

See also BAY 031, BAY 032, BLG 018.

Descriptions of finds are broad, dating to a specific period bracket is ill-advised. However, they may be later Prehistoric, based on older version on this record, (S4).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S3).
  • --- Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S1> Map: 1838. Great Blakenham Tithe Map.
  • <S2> Photograph: Air Photographs. RCHME APs, JEW 11856E (see appendix 1 in report for other APs checked).
  • <S2> Photograph: RCHME. RCHME APs, JEW 11856E.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Boulter, S., & Newman, J.. 1992. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Mason's Quarry, Baylham/Great Blakenham.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 9 2019 1:26PM

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