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Excavation at Swallowfields, Bloodmoor Hill, Carlton Colville, Suffolk: Assessment Report

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Mortimer, Richard 


Archaeological excavation has been completed at Swallowfields, Bloodmoor Hill, Carlton Colville on behalf of Wimpey homes (eastern region). The site is centred on TM 5198 9004 and forms part of the housing allocation area of the Lowestoft local Plan. The area of the current planning application covers c.2.80 hectares of set-aside, former arable land on the south-eastern edge of Carlton Colville. Within this, the main excavation area comprised 4000 square metres at the north-east edge of the site with further trenching to the south-west on the line of the future access roads. The excavations were conducted by a team from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit between the 5th and 23rd of June 2000, in respect to the brief and specification set out by Suffolk County Council. The archaeology revealed falls into three broad periods: prehistoric, Roman-British and medieval/post-Medieval. The prehistoric element consists of pottery and worked flint in subsoil or as residual material in later features, the Romano-British sees a continuation of a previously recorded trackway and field system and the medieval/post-Medieval comprises Enclosure ditches, finds scatters and a large quarry.



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Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

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