Monument record BSE 001 - Gainsborough Road (BA)

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Summary

Small pit, diameter 3 feet, depth 2 feet 4 inches?.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8369 6414 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL86SW
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Small pit, diameter 3 feet, depth 2 feet 4 inches?. Found in excavation of 25 x 10 foot area, cut into chalky boulder clay below circa 2 feet of red loam. Contained: 4 sherds Beaker, 30 sherds rusticated ware, 1 scraper, flakes, 10 fragments human cranium, patchily charred. Excavator suggested ritual deposit. Unstratified small flint adze. Edwardson also notes these as finds "in pit at 5 foot' (S4). Note different date of discovery for Rom finds. For more information see (S5).
Also Rom.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XXXVIII, 8 ; card index 85.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy PSIA article.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86SW2.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume, card index.
  • <S3> (No record type): Edwardson A R, PSIA, 27, 1956, (2), 89-95.
  • <S4> (No record type): BSEMH, 6 inch record map, 44 NW, A E Edwardson entry, 10/3/1956.
  • <S5> (No record type): Gibson A M, BAR 107, Beaker Domestic Sites, 1982, 119-120.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. 1955, 27, page 45.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: Clarke D L. 1970. Beaker Pottery of GB & Ireland 2.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 12 2021 1:41PM

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