Newmarket Isolation Hospital
Exning, Suffolk

Site Code
EXG 074
OASIS Number
0
Site Type
Excavation
Period
Roman,
Report Number
1998_077

Summary

An archaeological excavation was undertaken on the site of the former Newmarket Isolation Hospital investigated two small areas and identified a series of boundary ditches, representing early field systems.

These features could be dated to two distinct phases, an early phase, dated approximately to the 1st century AD, and a later phase dated to the Late 2nd/Early 3rd century AD. The site appears to have been abandoned between the two phases, as indicated by the absence of Late 1st and early 2nd century finds.

No evidence for any structures located within the excavated areas was identified although a small amount of Roman building material was recovered from a late, Phase 2 ditch.