Monument record FXL 013 - Prehistoric field system, house, pit, hut circle, round house, square enclosure, builidng

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Summary

A rectangular enclosure of probable Iron Age date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, to the east of Foxhall Hall. Excavated 1991.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2354 4362 (455m by 289m)
Map sheet TM24SW
Civil Parish FOXHALL, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Sub-square enclosure(Middle Iron Age?), enclosing (Middle Iron Age?) roundhouse. Also field system (S1). For excavation summarys see (S3).
A rectangular ditched enclosure of probable Iron Age date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, circa 550 metres to the east of Foxhall Hall, at circa TM235436, Foxhall parish. The ditch is between 2 and 5 metres wide, defining an area of circa 2800 square metres in an enclosure measuring circa 60 metres by 50 metres. It may be of similar date to the extensive cropmark field system to the west of Foxhall Hall, and associated with a possible enclosure, partially visible to the north-east (see FXL 031 and FXL 043) (S4-S6).
Excavations dated enclosure and roundhouse to Iron Age.
Also Saxon building and Grooved ware pit. No post-excavation work done, full publication awaited (no funding!).
Rectangular enclosure mentioned in S7 & S8.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, AP ACX 05.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: ACX 5; CUCAP CJB 60, 61.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs CJB 60, CJB 61.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. 'Archaeology in Suffolk 1991', PSIA, 37 (4), 1992, 384-386, plan.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. OS OS/66189 180-1 23-JUL-1966.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2343/3 22-JUN-1976.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2343/6/215 (SF1658) 21-JUL-1979.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Martin, E.. 1976. Prehistoric Crop-Mark Sites in Suffolk.
  • <S8> Unpublished document: Martin, E. A. and Plouviez, J.. 1978. Prehistoric and Roman Cropmark Sites in Suffolk.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 10 2020 10:15AM

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