Folly Farm Fire Protection Lagoon
Tattingstone, Suffolk

Site Code
TAT 033
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Site Type
Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age,
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A programme of archaeological monitoring was carried out at the site of a new fire protection lagoon at Folly Farm, Tattingstone, Suffolk. A single area measuring 25m by 30m was monitored down to the level of the natural sand and gravels.

The archaeological monitoring work identified evidence of prehistoric agricultural and domestic activities, in the form of three pits, two displaying evidence of burning. The earliest activity at the site dates to the broader Neolithic and earlier Bronze Age, and the latest phases of the site extend to the Late Iron Age. The presence of possible spelt wheat, emmer and hazelnut shells in the pit fills indicates that agricultural and domestic activities were taking place on the site.