West Stow

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk


NGRef: TL8170
OSMap: LR144/155
Sitetype: IAs

Iron-Age Settlement

Both traditional Icenian hand-made pottery, and imported Belgic wheel-thrown pottery were found here in quantity. Evidence of pre-Roman coin production was found here and at three other Icenian settlements, Saham Toney to the north, Thetford to the north-west and Needham to the east. Coin production stopped in early Roman times here and also at Saham Toney but production continued at Needham and Thetford.