Monument record CRM 001 - Woolard's Pit (BA)

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Summary

BA cremation cemetery, pits, pottery and lithic implements see details.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 094 560 (101m by 100m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM05NE
Civil Parish CREETING ST MARY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

(see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) - `LBA Urn-Field' found (be E Platten of Needham Market?) in sand pit during course of extraction & by Mr G Maynard of Ipswich Museum. Finds of worked flints and bucket urns (also Neo pottery & flints from `series of pits filled with black earth') etc. Listed as follows: 1925-49 `Worked flints & remains of LBA burial urns from burial holes at Mr F Woolard's pit on the Creeting Hills. Discoidal knife (see Neo).
1929-176 complete(?) small collared bi-conical urn said(?) to have been associated with cremated remains (S5).
1929-198 Rim & shoulder of `Halstatt' (Harling type of LBA/EIA) pot from Woolard's pits - see IA.
1931-232.1, 2 & 3 Worked flints found with 1931-232.1-3 & iron spearhead (see IA).
1932-127 `A' beaker found close to, if not actually with two type `B's. 1937-22 (
1938-45 & 47) Sherds of beaker (& grooved ware - see Neo) found with Samian (see Rom) & worked flints including tanged arrowhead & discoidal knife (sketches in extensions). Found pit working and subsequent excavation in series of (6?) holes filled with black earth - also `letter in file from Clarke'.
1938-47 Beaker, type `A' and flint flakes `recovered from a fall'.
1939-14 Burnt flints & flint flakes found with rim sherd of a collared urn.
1962-121.B Unpolished discoidal flint knife (Henry Millar Collection, 1908- 1980) find date unknown).
Other finds listed as 1929-177 & 178 (small cup), 1930-7 and 1931-23. The evidence for burials/cremations seems slight but the original references in Ipswich Museum need checking.
Brief details of pottery in (S4).
See also Neo, IA, Un & Rom.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): Piggott, Neo Cultures of the British Isles.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards 1931-232, 1932-127, 1938-47.
  • <R2> (No record type): Platten E W, Rambles round & jottings about Needham Market, 1925, 70-71.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards 1931-233-5, 1937-22, (1938-45).
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards 1925-49, 1929-176,177,178, 1930-7, 1931-23, 1933-260.
  • <S4> (No record type): Gibson A M, Beaker Domestic Sites, BAR 107, 1982, p 137.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 29, 1962, (2), 181, Fig 24b.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 25, 1950, 209.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2010 3:44PM

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