Exploring Kent's Past

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Monument details

HER Number:TR 15 SE 335
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age activity, Star Hill, Bridge

Summary

Pits, a ditch, post holes and a post-built structure of Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age date.


Grid Reference:TR 1866 5367
Map Sheet:TR15SE
Parish:BRIDGE, CANTERBURY, KENT

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 750 BC to 550 BC)
  • PIT (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 750 BC to 550 BC)
  • POST BUILT STRUCTURE (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 750 BC to 550 BC)
  • POST HOLE (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 750 BC to 550 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SHERD (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 750 BC to 550 BC)

Full description

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Between 2003 and 2006 the Kent Archaeological Field School carried out a series of investigations in the area. A farmstead was possibly established in the area in the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age. Evidence for it consists of a ditch, a rectangular post-built structures, with flint cobbling to its southwest side, and four large storage pits close by. There were also scattered pits and post holes across the rest of the site, and these may also be of the same date. Pottery from the sampled features suggests a date range for the occupation of c.750-550 BC. (1)


<1> Kent Archaeological Field School, 2008, The archaeological investigation of a hexagonal feature at Star Hill, Bridge, near Canterbury, Kent 2003-6 (Unpublished document). SKE17738.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Unpublished document: Kent Archaeological Field School. 2008. The archaeological investigation of a hexagonal feature at Star Hill, Bridge, near Canterbury, Kent 2003-6.
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