Monument record FRK 011 - Bruce Grove, Freckenham, Saxon

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An Anglo-Saxon hut and possible settlement site. There were also finds of Anglo-Saxon and Romano-British sherds, bone pins and chalk whorls.


Grid reference Centred TL 6732 7424 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL67SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Single Saxon hut, 11 feet 9 inches by 8 feet by 2 feet. Excavated by Lethbridge in 1930, finds included sherds, bone pins, chalk whorls.
Flat ground under plough (S1, S9).

Location referred to as 'West Row, Mildenhall ... on rising ground abovethe River Lark, a half a mile from Judes' Ferry' (S2).
Previous landowner R Taylor Balls remembers the excavation as being SW of grid reference, given by OS ( in this field (S3,S4), ? on or West of slight rise. OS 6' map records site (S1, S5).

The published site is on completely flat ground and under crop; not perambulated but the crop appears undisturbed. (S8)

Further information in Not to Publish Tab (SCCAS staff only)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67SE11, 1976.
  • <S2> Article in serial: T. C. Lethbridge, B. A., F. S. A., and C. F. Tebbutt. 1933. Huts of the Anglo-Saxon Period.. Lethbridge T C, PCAS, 33, 1933, 133, plan, ill.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: Taylor Balls R. 1981. Unknown Source. Taylor Balls R, April 1981.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Plouviez J. 1981. site report. SAU, Plouviez J, site report, 1981.
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1950. 6" map. OS, 6" map, 1950.
  • <S6> Article in serial: Lethbridge T C & O'Reilly M M. 1932. Archaeological Notes..
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: Clarke R R. 1937. In Breckland Wilds. Clarke R R, In Breckland Wilds, rev ed, 1937.
  • <S8> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 CDA 13-JUL-76.
  • <S9> Photograph: RAF. RAF 106G/UK 1718/3011-2 6.9.46.
  • <S10> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 17 2020 9:45AM

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