Southern Taxi-way and Perimeter Road, RAF Mildenhall
Mildenhall, Suffolk

Site Code
MNL 513
OASIS Number
0
Site Type
Monitoring
Period
Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman, Medieval, Post Medieval,
Report Number
2003_044

Summary

Monitoring of the construction of a new perimeter road and widening of the southern taxiway produced limited archaeological evidence. Soil truncation and deep disturbances associated with the construction and activities of the airbase meant that there was quite extensive damage to the soil profile on the route of the perimeter road.

A possible posthole building was however found. It was isolated from other features suggesting that the building was not within a settlement context. There were no finds associated with the building but the style of the construction, based on earth-fast posts, suggests that it was a pre-medieval structure.

Other features included ditches and pits but these were dispersed and the feature density across the airfield was very low. All of the finds were unstratified and the total assemblage was negligible. Prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post-medieval finds were collected, but the lack of archaeological activity suggested by the small number of features recorded was reflected in the paucity of the artefactual material.