West Row Primary School, Rear Extension
Mildenhall, Suffolk

Site Code
MNL 613
OASIS Number
57607
Site Type
Evaluation
Period
Roman,
Report Number
2009_020

Summary

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land behind West Row Primary School and identified a single ditch of Roman (3rd to 4th century) date. Although only a very short length of the ditch was revealed, its orientation and the character of the fills therein, strongly suggest that it was the eastward continuation of a ditch identified during a previous excavation to the west. Two very small sherds of hand-made sand-tempered pottery recovered from the fill of the ditch suggest the possibility that Iron Age or Saxon remains may also be present in the vicinity.

A second stage of works implemented after the results of the evaluation were known involved monitoring the footings of the proposed extension and identified an undated shallow pit in the south-east corner and a small additional length of the ditch.