Monument record RKS 015 - Long Meadow, Brick Kiln Farm. (Sax)

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Summary

Sax hut site and pottery found during stream widening and deepening, 1952-1953.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0421 7393 (161m by 141m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM07SW
Civil Parish RICKINGHALL SUPERIOR, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Sax hut site and pottery found on Long Meadow during stream widening and deepening, 1952-1953, 90 feet from corner of meadow where the stream was diverted, a hut circle 10.5 feet in diameter was cut through. This was 3 feet below ground surface but could be easily distinguished by the black earth covering the floor containing animal bones with much burnt red clay in the area. Hard sand floor, remains of clay walls, no pottery. Sax pottery sherds, C7-C8, were found slightly to the NW of the hut at (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) overlying Rom pottery. All pottery vetted by R Rainbird Clarke at NWHCM. Parts of clay ring, or rings, possibly loom weights, were also found but it is not clear from the records whether this was found with the pottery or within the hut circle (S1)(S2)(R1).
Basil Brown records the pottery as C5-C7, IPSMG card as C8-C9, but a note in the archive (presumably Rainbird Clarke) says C7-C8-Middle Saxon. Also Rom.

No trace and no further information. (S5)

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM07SW45,46.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, I, 57,58,61-63a; card index 303; map 61.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volumes, card index, map.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photograph: SAU, BKC 001.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 956 -.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Beresford M and Hurst J G. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: David M Wilson. 1976. The archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England.
  • <S5> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 NKB 07-DEC-73.
  • <S6> Index: Historic England. Related Archives/Objects from NRHE.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 28 2021 1:46PM

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