Monument record MNL 238 - Mildenhall Brickyard, Mildenhall, (Palaeolithic).
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 71 75 (231m by 289m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Pre 1891: Observations by Skertchly of section at this brickyard, about 2 km East of High Lodge, (MNL 002), are particularly relevant to High Lodge sequence. His section shows boulder clay on `grey, laminated loam', both banked against chalk on the W side. In the loam he found flakes and `a small implement'. Others were obtained from a local collector, S G Fenton of Mildenhall. Two mint flakes, one trimmed into a side scraper, in the Geological Museum labelled as coming from `Mildenhall, from loam beneath boulder clay'. If these came from this site it would appear to be a further instance of a High Lodge type industry beneath boulder clay.
There is also a cast of a finely-made cordate hand-axe, 10cm long, in the Sedgwick Museum labelled from `Brandon Bed loam, Mildenhall', which is probably the one found by Skertchly (S1, S2).
- <S1> SSF50084 Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 89.
- <S2> SSF6813 Article in serial: Whitaker et al. 1891. The Geology of parts of Cambridgeshire & of Suffolk.
- <S3> SSF59351 Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22881.
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Record last edited
Apr 27 2020 1:32PM