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Suffolk HER Number (Pref. Ref.):WSM 005
Unique number (MonUID):MSF21662
Type of Record:Monument
Parish:WILLINGHAM ST MARY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
NGR:TM 4540 8588

Summary

Pits and ditches yielding Med pottery were revealed during evaluation.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POTTERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status: None recorded

Description

August 2003: An archaeological evaluation was undertaken to assess the extent and depth of surviving archaeology within the area of a proposed irrigation reservoir on land to the north of Sotterley Park. Seven linear trenches were machine excavated to the depth of natural subsoil and within these a number of features were revealed and recorded. These include probable pits and ditches many of which yielded Med pottery indicating an area of extensive Med occupation, which could include a high status, early brick building. No desk-top survey was undertaken although it has been noted that settlement is denoted on Hodskinson's Map of Suffolk (1783) and a 'ruined church' located just to lthe NE of the site, is also depicted.

Sources

[S1]Unpublished document: MS. 2003. Archaeological Evaluation Report. Proposed Irrigation Reservoir, Willingham. (SSF51840)
[S2]Map: J Hodskinson. 1783. The County of Suffolk Surveyed. (SSF50065)

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