Monument record FLN 013 - Flixton Park, Bronze Age (Quarry)

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Summary

A ring ditch of possible Neolithic or Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark, circa 450 metres to the north of Flixton Hall, Flixton parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3027 8631 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM38NW
Civil Parish FLIXTON (NEAR BUNGAY), WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Cropmark: ring ditch, 20m in diameter, noted on Norfolk Archaeological Unit AP (S2). Previously small clumps of trees1997 in this area in Flixton Park (OS 1: 10560)(S1). NGR TM 3028 8629 (S3).
January 1996: Geophysical survey confirmed ring ditch and identified other anomalies to N & S (see S5).
March/April 1996: Excavation of ring ditch and part surrounding area also revealed an un-urned cremation and a group of internal and external (though see FLN 054) post holes that may represent a structure related to the burial and ring ditch which are provisionally dated to the EBA, but may be LNeo (cf Wherstead ring ditch). A radiocarbon sample of charcoal from the cremation gave a date of 3410 +/- 55BP (calibrated to BC 1861-1675)(S8).
For details of excavation see (S9, S11).
See (S12) for more detail on 1996.
A ring ditch of possible Neolithic or Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark, circa 450 metres to the north of Flixton Hall, Flixton parish. As described above from the excavation evidence, the ditch has a diameter of circa 20 metres, but also appears to be rather irregular in shape and quite narrow, possibly under one metre wide. (S10)

Sources/Archives (15)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU (Plouviez J), 1983.
  • <M1> (No record type): AP: NAU AP TM 3086/F/AHQ1.
  • <S2> (No record type): NAU, AP TM 3086/F/AHQ, 6 July 1977.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: NAU record card, correspondence; (S5); (S6).
  • <S3> (No record type): NAU, Norfolk Archaeological index, primary record card Suffolk Misc/BA, 13 October 1983.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff 1983,PSIA, 35, 1984, (4), 322.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Boulter S. 1996. Plixton Park, Flixton, (FLN 013) Assessment report. SAU, Boulter S, Assessment Report, SCCAS Report 96/13, July 1996, ill.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: SAU, Boulter S, Assessment Report, SCCAS Report 96/65, October 1996, ill.
  • <S7> (No record type): SAU, photographs, DMV-DMZ & DOA and DOB, 1996.
  • <S8> (No record type): Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre, Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory Report, June 1997.
  • <S9> Unpublished document: Boulter, S. 1997. RMC Atlas Aggregates Ltd Quarry, Flixton Park, flixton, Archaeological Excavation and monitoring Report (FLN 013).
  • <S10> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3086-5 (NLA TM3086C) 21-JUL-1977.
  • <S10> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. NMR TM 3086/8 (NLA TM3086F) 06-Jul-1977.
  • <S11> Unpublished document: Boulter S. 2000. Flixton Park Quarry, Flixton, an assessment of the archaeology recorded in the areas excavated as FLN 013 and FLN 053.
  • <S12> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (1), p.96.

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Record last edited

Sep 23 2014 10:50AM

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