Monument record BAA 005 - 'Settlement', Smith's Pit

Please read our .




Grid reference Centred TL 9958 6923 (101m by 100m)
Map sheet TL96NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

`Settlement'. One hearth, `loom weights', probable storage pits seen. Sherds of LBA-EIA (750-500 BC) pottery (S2).
BAA 006 (TM06NW2) is mislocation of BAA 005, EIA occupation, 'hearths and flints'. Gravel pit finds.
Five loom weights were found, three of which went to the BM. The two specimens at IPSMG are 6.25 inches and 4 inches high and were described at the time as truncated pyramids. Basil Brown revisited the site in 1946 when it was hoped to continue excavation but the site had been almost entirely quarried away and, according to the workmen, nothing further had been found (S1).
Note - description of pottery and drawings in (S3). Further details relating to loomweights (& correspondence from BM & IPSMG) in (S5).
See also Rom.
2013: Evaluation (on edge of former quarry?) located mainly LBA/EIA material. Details to follow.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, VIII, 148,149; X, 8; XL, 9; LXIV, 2; LXVII, 19,20; XCIII, 99,100,101; XCVI, 73,111; map 63.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, map.
  • <R1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1935-100, 1935.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96NE8,28.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S4)(S5).
  • <R2> (No record type): Archaeol J, 96, 1939, 95.
  • <R3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 25, pt 2, 1950, 206.
  • <S3> (No record type): Balkwill C J, A catalogue of IA pottery groups at Ipswich Museum (to 1980), c.1980, ill.
  • <S4> (No record type): Winbolt S E, Antiq J, 15, 1935, 474 (plan & section), ill.
  • <S5> (No record type): Best B R, correspondence from & to, 1995 & 1998.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 29 2021 4:06PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.