Lodge Farm, Costessey. An Archaeological Evaluation by Field Survey
An archaeological evaluation by field survey was undertaken by a team from Cambridge Archaeological Unit on land at Lodge Farm, Costessey in January 2003. The work was carried out as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment in advance of a planning application to develop the site for housing. It consisted of a systematic programme of field walking and metal detecting covering a 9.5 ha portion of the total development area of 18 ha. A high density of worked and burnt flint was retrieved from across the site as well as a low density of Post Medieval pottery, tile, glass and metalwork. The results complimented the crop mark evidence of a ring ditch on the site and suggested a high potential for the discovery of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age occupation in this area.