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Case Study: EUN 035 Wash Pits Field, Euston, Suffolk

Case Study: EUN 035 Wash Pits Field, Euston, Suffolk
Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Suffolk Archaeology (as the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Field Team) undertook the excavation of a local post-medieval brick-making site at Euston, Suffolk in the summer of 2014, in advance of the creation of a farm reservoir. The project followed phases of desktop, geophysical and trial trench survey which had identified two kilns and associated clay quarry pits, settling ponds and drainage networks, all thought to be associated with the rebuilding of the Euston Estate manor house and other buildings in the 17th and 18th centuries. Two extant ponds were presumed to be the eponymous ‘wash pits’, which were used in the clay purification process…

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