High Lodge
Stanton, Suffolk

Site Code
STN 068
OASIS Number
0
Site Type
Monitoring
Period
Bronze Age, Iron Age, Medieval,
Report Number
2002_120

Summary

Two trenches were excavated by machine across two separate systems of banks at High Lodge Country Park, Santon Downham, in order to establish their archaeological potential before they were levelled. One system is thought to be associated with a Warreners lodge and be medieval in origin (STN 068). A sequence of ditches and banks were recorded at this site the earliest of which may be medieval although there was no clear dating evidence. Beneath this was a well preserved buried soil layer, which included archaeological features, that is dated to the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age. The second bank and ditch, STN 067, was found to be modern although it may have followed an earlier system which was not located due to the limited scale of the trenching.