Office Block, ForFarmers, Fred Castle Way, Rougham Industrial Estate
Rougham, Suffolk

Site Code
RGH 090
OASIS Number
235097
Site Type
Evaluation
Period
Undated,
Report Number
2016_011

Summary

Archaeological trial trench evaluation within the proposed footprint of a two and three storey office building with associated car parking was carried out to assess the quantity, quality and extent of any surviving archaeological deposits within the ploughed field.

The evaluation identified an archaeological horizon at a depth ranging from 0.33m to 0.65m, sealed below a modern ploughsoil and a single layer of subsoil. Archaeological features sparsely populated six of the seven trenches, however no finds were present within their fills. All of the features were relatively shallow in depth which suggests that demolition work of the former World War II airbase together with the modern ploughing regime is likely to have truncated the archaeology, with only the bases of the features surviving.