Monument record FEX 161 - The Left Battery, Landguard Fort

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Summary

Monitoring of the excavation of a Victorian battery buried in the early 1980s recovered a large assortment of mainly 20th century artefacts. Scheduled

Location

Grid reference TM 28501 32001 (point)
Map sheet TM23SE
Civil Parish FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

2000: Monitoring of the re-excavation of the Left Battery, an 1890s gun emplacement, at Landguard Fort, was carried out by SCCAS during late summer and autumn 2000. The battery, which had been buried during the 1980s was exposed and a large assortment of artefacts recovered, the majority of which date from the 1950s onwards. One of the most unusual finds was a quern stone of probable Roman date, presumably collected and later discarded by personnel stationed at the fort (S1).
See FEX 064 (sf3005) for Landguard Fort itself.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. Sommers M, SCCAS Monitoring Report, 2001/37, April 2001, ill.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <M2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. & Felixstowe Museum - numerous plans and photographs.

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Record last edited

Jul 15 2009 3:20PM

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