Find Spot record IPS 106 - Seven Arches Bridge, London Road, Ipswich, (IAS 9608).

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Acheulean hand-axe, 8 inches by 4. Also a cleaver type found in spoil.


Grid reference Centred TM 1498 4455 (29m by 27m)
Map sheet TM14SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1959-1960: Acheulean hand-axe, 8 inches by 4.25 inches, found 5 inches below river bed in fine gravel. Cleaver-type hand-axe found in spoil (S1). (IAS 9608)
Found by Mr.P.Coote & Mr.G.Thorpe in 1959, during the excavation of the foundations of the bridge crossing the Orwell on the A12 London Rd.

See also (S4).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 959-210, 960.5.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 226-227.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 9608.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 9608.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22744.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

May 26 2021 2:32PM

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