Polstead Churchyard extension
Polstead, Suffolk

Site Code
POL 038
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Site Type
Bronze Age, Post Medieval,
Report Number


An evaluation was carried out in the area of a proposed extension to Polstead Churchyard. A group of small pits, Early Bronze Age pottery and flintwork suggested a degree of settlement activity on the site and its commanding position overlooking the valley of the River Box would be typical of a prehistoric settlement. A field boundary ditch, thought to be medieval in date was also found.

The archaeological horizon is sealed beneath a deep layer of re-deposited soil; this included small, post medieval tile fragments and had a high flint content; this may be building debris associated with the church and transferred to this location as grave excavation spoil.