Monument record ERL 023 - Caudle Head, Sewage Works, Lakenheath Airfield

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Burials: skeletons in wooden coffins.


Grid reference Centred TL 7291 8075 (239m by 151m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

1948: Burials: skeletons in wooden coffins. Pottery. Found in sewage works for USAF airfield. (S1, S9).

August 1988: Westernmost set of settling tanks demolished & bulldozed by USAF. Scatter of greyware, colour coat and bones (not known whether animal or human) seen in spread soil. Also pottery seen on rest of sewage works site in mole hills etc (S2). See also ERL 024. (? Related settlement ERL 009 - LKH 030-032.)

March 1991: Roman grey ware sherds, circa 17 and 2 C4 coins nearby, found on sandy surface on sewage works site (S3).

1992: Excavation of small area - details in (S4,S5). Including small lithic assemblage

Human humerus Radiocarbon dated to 240-400AD (95.4% probability)(S6).

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: map, note, (S5).
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW28.
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Palmer D. 1989. Map, Lakenheath, Eriswell. Palmer D, August 1989, map.
  • <S3> Personal Correspondence: West T. 1991. Unknown. West T, March 1991.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Andrew Tester. 1993. RAF Lakenheath sewage works settling tank replacement system: Archaeological excavation report. Tester A, SAU, Excavation Report, SCCAS Report 93/49, 1992.
  • <S5> Excavation archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 1992. ERL 023, RAF Lakenheath sewage works settling tank replacement system:. SAU, excavation archive index.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Radiocarbon date report. Scottish Universities Environ Res Centre, SUERC-34268 (GU-23939).
  • <S7> Article in serial: Martin, E.A., Pendleton, C. & Plouviez, J.. 1993. Archaeology in Suffolk 1992. XXXVIII (1).
  • <S8> Article in serial: Martin, E.A., Pendleton, C. & Plouviez, J.. 1995. Archaeology in Suffolk 1994. XXXVIII (3).
  • <S9> Article in serial: Briscoe, G. 1951. Note. Briscoe G, PCAS, 45, 1951, 66 (note only).

Finds (10)

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Jan 23 2020 11:59AM

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