55 Church Street

Archaeological monitoring of the excavation of footing trenches and the footprint of a new extension to the rear of 55, Church Street, Orford identified a series of intercutting pits dating from the medieval period. The finds assemblage recovered from the pits indicates activity on the site sometime in the 12th to the 14th century …

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Pesthouse Lane

An area of 2.9 hectares to the north of Pesthouse Lane was evaluated by trial trenching to investigate the archaeological potential of the site, a desk-based assessment having indicated that the site had been the location of the Bosmere and Claydon workhouse from 1766 and that there was likely to be an associated cemetery. …

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Land South of Friends Field

An archaeological excavation was carried out in advance of a residential development following on from a previous evaluation which had identified a number of undated ditches and a single pit of possible prehistoric date. …

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MUGA Pitch, Hartismere High School

Archaeological excavation at Hartismere School, Eye, Suffolk, in advance of the development of its playing field, has identified evidence of sporadic prehistoric activity, presumably related to more substantial prehistoric occupation seen to the south at EYE 083, preceding a sequence of rural occupation in the late Roman period …

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Land at South Cove House

A trenched evaluation was conducted across land to the north of South Cove House. Two pits and a north to south running ditch are likely to be of medieval date with pottery of 12th to 14th century date being recovered from one of the pits and the ditch. Spelt wheat and other cultivated grains were recovered from environmental samples taken from these features and the processing of cereals was likely to have taken place within the vicinity. Another ditch on a different alignment contained a small fragment of pottery of probable Late Bronze to Early Iron Age date. Heat-altered flint and a flint scraper were residual finds in the medieval features and suggest that later prehistoric activity took place in the surrounding area …

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Half Moon Pub

Excavation of four evaluation trenches at the former Half Moon pub in Lakenheath, Suffolk, revealed well preserved medieval ditches and pits, which produced pottery, ceramic building material (CBM) and animal bone. These features were cut into the top of a peat layer, which spread across the whole site. A clunch and mortar built well and structure were also uncovered and are thought to possibly be post-medieval. Further finds of medieval pottery were present within the very top of the peat matrix, whilst Roman pottery, animal bone and mussel shell were found near the base of the peat in one trench …

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Wash Pits Field

An evaluation was carried out at Euston Estate, near Fakenham Magna in Suffolk, following a desk-based assessment and geophysical survey. A total of forty-five trenches were excavated, targeting an area for a proposed reservoir, on a site known as Wash Pits field. The works revealed that the site had been used in the mid-late 17th and early 18th centuries for the quarrying of clay and subsequent firing of bricks, with various quarry pits and two kilns being recorded, with the eponymous Wash Pits forming part of the clay purification process. Two field drainage systems may have been associated with this phase of activity. The main finds from this period consisted of misfired brick and tile fragments. Several other post-medieval ditches and non-quarry pits, thought to be associated with the brick-making activity, were also recorded …

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Kennings/Sixt Hire Centre, Duke Street

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal to construct a Travelodge. It includes an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record (HER) and a historic map and documentary search …

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Farm Reservoir, Theberton Hall Farm

An archaeological excavation was carried out on land at Theberton Hall Farm, Theberton, in advance of the construction of a new farm reservoir. Previous evaluation of the area had confirmed the presence of archaeological deposits of medieval and post-medieval date, alongside several undated ditches. …

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