Flixton Quarry (Tarmac), Suffolk

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, 2008

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Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service (2008) Flixton Quarry (Tarmac), Suffolk [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000192

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excavation photograph

An archaeological evaluation / excavation was undertaken over a c.2.7 hectare area at Tarmac's Flixton Quarry in advance of gravel extraction. The funding for the archaeological work was provided by a grant from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund while the soil-stripping plant was provided by Tarmac.

The perceived high archaeological potential for the site was based on previous significant findings in both Flixton Quarry (Tarmac) and the adjacent Flixton Park Quarry (RMC Aggregates Ltd) and aerial photographs which had revealed a square ditched enclosure.

Deposits relating to a number of archaeological periods were recorded including;

  • Late Neolithic / Early Bronze Age and Late Bronze Age pits
  • Medieval and post-medieval ditches
  • A 30 metres square ditched enclosure containing a crushed brick footing interpreted as the base of a possible folly in the parklands of Flixton Hall and probably dating to the 18th century
  • Miscellaneous post-medieval features including World War II training trenches

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