Monument record BSE 001 - Gainsborough Road (BA)

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


Grid reference Centred TL 8369 6414 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL86SW


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 Unpublished document: Basil Brown.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 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service.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 Unpublished document: Basil Brown.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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