Monument record BSE 347 - Maynewater Lane, Bury St Edmunds, (Palaeolithic).

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Found at Kings Brewery? Maynewater Lane.


Grid reference Centred TL 856 637 (22m by 21m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Pre 1897: Hand axe and two cleavers found in Maynewater Lane. '3 implements and a flake' (Evans 1897) were also found here and were said to have been found '14 feet deep in loamy sub-angular gravel, underlying a deposit of fine grey loam 6 feet thick', which contained fish scales and abundant Anodonta and Bithynia. Andrews (1930) refers to various bones, including those of deer, aurochs and other animals, in the gravel.

Wymer (S1) suggests that are that they are from the same site as the implements described by Evans, as King's Brewery (also known as St Edmunds Brewery) is at the head of Maynewater Lane.

Overall these finding suggest significant, in situ, Lower Paleolithic (Acheulean?) deposits are likely to exist in this area.

Precise location of the deep intervention needs checking (with Green King?).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Article in serial: Andrews, H.. 1930. Some Fossil Mammals of Western Suffolk. 1 195-199.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 137.
  • <S2> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22566.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 12 2019 1:36PM

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