Monument record PKM 028 - Grimstone End (PMed)

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Summary

Grimstone End is a multi-period site which had been kept under observation by Basil Brown since the find of the first kiln in 1944 and which was still yielding artefacts in 1965.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 936 692 (484m by 577m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL96NW
Civil Parish PAKENHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Grimstone End is a multi-period site which had been kept under observation by Basil Brown since the find of the first kiln in 1944 and which was still yielding artefacts in 1965. The area was gradually being demolished by quarrying operations for gravel and Basil was very often only able to record and recover sites and finds immediately prior to their destruction. Three excavations on behalf of Ipswich Museum were carried out, Rom kiln 22 in the spring of 1956, kiln 140 in March 1960 and kiln 147 in June 1960, all in the area covered by PKM 028. In 1953 the Museum with Basil Brown in charge excavated the BA disc barrow and associated Rom and Anglo Saxon sites - finds from this excavation area are covered by PKM 006. Burials and cremations, buildings and pottery kilns, are found all over the area and from all periods.
Foundations of "Tudor" building TL 9370 6935 made of bricks and dressed stone (from Ixworth Abbey ?) with floor of chalk into which joists of wood were pressed while it was still wet. Iron nails and glass, cut bone and oyster shells found. In a ditch leading to the house, coarse red sherds and a clay pipe stem of the period were found in the fill (S1) (R1).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <R1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP 80M, CCQ79.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B - see CRN 06856 for volume references.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index, maps, site plans.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 957-142, 1957.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 958-60, 1958.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 10 2009 5:05PM

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