Street Sweeper Dump Site, RAF Lakenheath
Lakenheath, Suffolk

Site Code
ERL 160
OASIS Number
18372
Site Type
Monitoring
Period
Roman,
Report Number
2007_008

Summary

Archaeological monitoring in advance of the construction of a Street Sweeper Dump Site at RAF Lakenheath identified ditches and a Roman buried soil containing pottery dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries AD. These finds represent a continuation of the Roman settlement identified to the east and south of this site and on the north side of Caudle Head Mere. The features and soil layer were sealed by windblown sand which appeared to have been worked, probably in the medieval or post-medieval period. The eastern end of the site had been truncated by levelling for a heavy vehicle compound, but evidence from the monitoring suggests that archaeological horizons on this side may have been previously truncated by the ploughing.