Monument record MNL 238 - Mildenhall Brickyard, Mildenhall, (Palaeolithic).

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Summary

Observations by Skertchly of section at this brickyard, about 2 km East of High Lodge, MNL 002, are particularly relevant to High Lodge sequence.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 71 75 (231m by 289m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL77NW
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

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).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 89.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Whitaker et al. 1891. The Geology of parts of Cambridgeshire & of Suffolk.
  • <S3> 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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Apr 27 2020 1:32PM

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