Jane Sidell, from English Heritage, stated that
this was the first such structure to have been discovered within
Suffolk, and was one of only a few in Britain, and as such was a
nationally important find.
It provided an excellent opportunity to examine
ancient, possibly ritual, use of the marshland, and how the marshes
had developed over time.
Dr Henry Chapman, from the University of Birmingham,
pointed out that this causeway had been used for a tremendous amount
of time - around 1500 years - which was unique as far as was known,
something that certainly hadn't been seen in British archaeology
It had been added to over time in order to preserve
it, which shows its importance to early Beccles.