Burnt Lane
Orford, Suffolk

Site Code
ORF 140
OASIS Number
230948
Site Type
Evaluation
Period
Medieval,
Report Number
2016_016

Summary

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on an area of land situated at the corner of Burnt Lane and High Street, Orford, in advance of the construction of a single dwelling.

A single trench was excavated revealing an area of fired silty clay associated with what was probably a supporting pad of stonework, which was also scorched. This was buried beneath a layer of mixed silty sand containing pottery and oyster shell. This pottery, along with further sherds collected from the scorched layer, has been dated to the medieval period. The scorched surface and stone pad has clearly been associated with in-situ heating which suggest it was probably the remains of a domestic oven or hearth or that it was possibly related to some form of medieval industrial activity.