Monument record PLS 004 - Whitestreet Green

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Belgic cremation cemetery found in `gravel pit' in 1926.


Grid reference Centred TL 9775 3907 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL93NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Belgic cremation cemetery found in 1926 in `gravel pit'. Two La Tene III brooches, butt beakers, pedestal urns, etc. Dated probably first half C1. See also PLS 003 for possible associated settlement.
PSIA refers to site as 'Boxford', though Polstead location is mapped (there is a similar group 500 yards away at BXF 001).
In a letter to Basil Brown dated December 1966, Guy Maynard says that the finds left in private possession were eventually sold to a jeweller in Woodbridge despite an undertaking given to him by the person holding them (S1).
A (gravel?) pit is shown at this location on the 1920s OS map.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, IX, 24; XCVIII, 21 card index 64.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index.
  • <R1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1927-12, 1926-30, and 963-45 (finds circa 1930).
  • <R2> (No record type): Clarke R R, `The Iron Age in Norfolk & Suffolk', Archaeol J, 96, 1939, 52-.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 31, (1), 1967, 88-107, ill.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S2).
  • <R3> Bibliographic reference: Antiquaries Journal. Antiq J, 6, 1926, 309.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1961. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1961. XXIX.1, pp. 91–102..
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk Coastal District Council. 1983. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 79.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 16 2021 2:32PM

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