Monument record FEX 053 - Brackenbury Battery

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Summary

Rom pottery sherds, at least two skeletons, pieces deer antler, found in military trenches.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 318 354 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM33NW
Civil Parish FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Rom pottery sherds, at least two skeletons, pieces deer antler, found in military trenches. Remains of 5 Rom pottery vessels, humans bones from two (or three) skeletons & deer antler found whilst trench digging at Brackenbury Battery in August 1939 (S2)(S3). Army report of that date on finds in Basil Brown archive, together with drawing of a flanged bowl. Remains of at least 2 human skeletons with vessels, first report said 3, and all found at depth between 3 feet and 5 feet (S1). Also "two (finger?) rings were discovered" (S2).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XCVI, 190,192,193,196,197.
  • <S2> (No record type): Felixstowe Archaeological Movement (Journal), 3, December 1960, 10.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM33NW18.
  • <S4> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 JET 13-FEB-51.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 10 2021 2:45PM

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