Buckle

Buckle

Object ID

HOXE02,2017,11.02.3

Description

Broken fragment of buckle, possibly from webbing. Excavated from a test pit dug into a USAAF rubbish dump in the parish of Hoxne, Suffolk.

Category

Military

Primary Material

Metal

Object Type

Equipment

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

WALBEA Archive

Method of Discovery

Metal Detected

Height

10 mm

Width

32 mm

Thickness

3 mm

Weight

11 g

About the Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

After the end of the Second World War, an airfield in the vicinity of Hoxne began clearing the base. One of sites chosen to dispose of the waste was a pond in the parish of Hoxne. In November 2016, Operation WALBEA’s project team excavated two small test pits into this feature.

Site Location:

Hoxne Operation WALBEA dig