Mayton Wood, Buxton with Lammas, Norfolk: A 'Strip, Map & Sample' Excavation.


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Murrell, Kerry 
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This report is the assessment of the results from the fifth phase of an archaeological 'strip, map and sample' excavation. The project was undertaken at Mayton Wood, Buxton With Lammas, Norfolk between 9th September and 22nd September 2009 and was commissioned by Frimstone Ltd. The proposed quarry area (PQA) lies to the southeast of Buxton, 11.1km north of the centre of Norwich at NGR 624170 321440, more specifically this phase of excavation was centred at NGR 624137 321466. The programme of works followed on from a field survey (Beadsmoore, E. and Hall, A. 2003) and four previous phases of excavation (Patten, R. 2004, Bishop, B. 2005, Beadsmoore, E. 2007, Hutton, J. 2008). Previous excavations identified the potential for Prehistoric, Romano British, Saxon, Medieval, and post-Medieval activity. Phase 5 confirmed the presence of Saxon activity in the form of sixteen charcoal burning pits which occasionally appeared in pairs but were generally sporadically dispersed throughout the site. The creation of charcoal in such a way is thought to relate to either small scale industry or the production of fuel to be used at the nearby manor of Mayton Hall.

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