Land North of Lower Road
Westerfield, Suffolk

Site Code
IPS 393
OASIS Number
Site Type
Iron Age,
Report Number


A programme ofgeophysical survey, topographical survey and trial trenching was undertaken on land to the north of Lower Road in an attempt to establish some further information about the context ofa notable metal detected find made in July 2001. The find, a fragment of Iron Age mirror handle, belongs to a class of object that is well-dated, has an interesting distribution in East Anglia and are usually securely attributed to burial contexts.

Despite close co-operation with the metal-detectorist and a high degree ofconfidence regarding the location ofthe findspot no archaeological features were identified during either the geophysical survey or the trial trenching. The evidence in this case suggests that archaeological features are likely to have been severely damaged by ploughing.