Lewis, C. and Ranson, C., (2016). Fieldwalking at Covehithe, Suffolk, January 2015. University of Cambridge: Access Cambridge Archaeology.

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Fieldwalking at Covehithe, Suffolk, January 2015
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Access Cambridge Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1042147
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Over a period of two days in January 2015, a programme of community field-walking was undertaken on a field immediately west of the church in the village of Covehithe in Suffolk. The fieldwalking was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Touching the Tide programme along the Suffolk coast and enabled 36 local residents and volunteers living in the surrounding area to take part in the fieldwalking which was supervised by Access Cambridge Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Although only one field was walked during the survey a number of inferences can be made from the results. The earliest evidence is a thin scatter of worked flint dating from the Mesolithic period through the Neolithic and into the Bronze Age. Romano-British settlement is hinted at by the volume of pottery found during field-walking, possibly associated with a linear feature which may be a road sited to the north of the survey area. The settlement appears to have been founded in the middle Anglo-Saxon period and grew vigorously in the later Anglo-Saxon period. The settlement was at its peak during the medieval period, and saw little in the way of any decline after the Black Death. In the post-medieval period the community east of the church may have migrated westwards onto the field-walked area in the face of coastal erosion, but by the 19th century settlement west of the church was in decline, thinned out to leave just a couple of cottages.
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C Lewis
C Ranson
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Access Cambridge Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Suffolk HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2016
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Site: Covehithe
County: SUFFOLK
District: WAVENEY
Parish: COVEHITHE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 652050, 282050 (Easting, Northing)
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Subjects / Periods:
Find: BURIN Mesolithic
Find: CBM Uncertain
Find: FIRE CRACKED FLINT Bronze Age
Find: FIRE CRACKED FLINT Neolithic
Find: FLINT CORES Neolithic
Find: FLINT FLAKES Early Neolithic
Find: FLINT FLAKES Late Mesolithic
Find: FLINT FLAKES Neolithic
Find: FLINT SCRAPER Early Bronze Age
Find: FLINT SCRAPER Neolithic
Find: POTTERY Early Medieval
Find: POTTERY Medieval
Find: POTTERY Modern
Find: POTTERY Post Medieval
Find: POTTERY Roman
Find: TILE Uncertain
Monus: NONE None
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OASIS Id: accessca1-244290
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A4, 60 pages, double sided
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18 Aug 2017
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