Monument record FLN 008 - Flixton Park (BA)

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Summary

A ring ditch of Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark to the north of Flixton Hall, Flixton parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3018 8654 (71m by 63m)
Map sheet TM38NW
Civil Parish FLIXTON (NEAR BUNGAY), WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Large ring ditch, circa 40m diameter, to the N of Flixton Hall (S1)(S2). Grid reference altered from TM 3013 3656 1st November 1989.
Next to possible second ring ditch, FLN 045.
Prior to excavation this showed as a 0.66m high mound in a ploughed field. Excavation subsequently showed that the centre of the mound had been displaced 10m to the NW of the ring ditch centre through the construction of a Med windmill on the mound. A dispersed cremation burial, associated with sherds of EBA pottery of collared urn type, was found 8.5m SSW of the ring ditch centre. A number of flint tools, mainly scrapers and waste flakes were recovered from various places within the ring ditch. The ring ditch itself was 4.7m wide and 1.69m deep and had a diameter of 40m (S1). See also Sax, Rom & Med.
The remains of a round barrow of Bronze Age date is visible as a cropmark ring ditch on aerial photographs, to the north of Flixton Hall, Flixton parish, centred on circa TM 301865. (S5-S7, S9)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> (No record type): NAU, AP, TM 3086/P/AXH1, 16/7/1984.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: ACX 2, AGG 12 13, AGG 14; CUCAP BFL 86.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, APs ACX 2, June 1976, AGG 12,13, AGG 14, July 1977.
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S3> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E, SAU, Excavation summary, 1990.
  • <S4> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP BFL 86.
  • <S5> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3086/23 (NLA AXH/1) 16-JUL-1984.
  • <S6> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3086/10 (NLA TM3086H) 02-AUG-1977.
  • <S7> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 2986/4 (NLA TM3086B) 21-JUL-1977.
  • <S8> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 37(3) 1991 p268.
  • <S9> Unpublished document: Palmer, R.. 2003. Flixton, Area centred TM301865, Suffolk: Aerial photographic interpretation.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 23 2014 10:50AM

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