Culford School Tennis Air Hall, The Street

An archaeological excavation was carried out on land at Culford School, Culford, in advance of the construction of a new indoor tennis facility. This was after trial trenching confirmed the presence of deposits dating to both the Iron Age and post-medieval periods, along with several undated features. The site, which is thought to lie within or near to the site of the original medieval village of Culford and within the area of ornamental gardens related to Culford Hall, identified evidence of significant activity in the later Bronze Age (c.1150-800BC) and the post-medieval period. An Early Bronze Age burial, with a complete food vessel, was also investigated within the site …

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Mason's Quarry

An archaeological evaluation in advance of an extension to Mason's Quarry, Great Blakenham, was carried out to assess the imapct of the development on potential archaeological deposits …

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The Old School

An archaeological evaluation to gauge the quality and state of preservation of archaeological deposits in advance of residential development at the Old School, Grundisburgh, identified clear evidence for Middle and Late Saxon and medieval activity. A potential Iron Age presence on the site was also suggested but Iron Age pottery sherds were small and could be coarse Early Medieval wares. …

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Bungalow Farm

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken during July 2006 to investigate the potential for buried archaeology within an area of land at Bungalow Farm, Gislingham in advance of a proposed housing development. Five linear trenches were machine excavated to the depth of the undisturbed natural subsoil. Within one trench a single pit containing medieval pottery was discovered. …

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Former NCP carpark, St Georges St

A trial trenching evaluation of a former NCP carpark provided evidence regarding the natural topography of the site and the surviving archaeological deposits …

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Land to rear of Dun Cow, School Lane

A trial trench evaluation in advance of development identified a large ditch fronting School Lane. Bardwell is laid out around a pattern of streets that form a square and the ditch was possibly part of a circuit that followed the inside edge of the roads. The ditch is fed by a rising spring so would have always contained water and glazed earthenware pottery found in the lower fill indicated that the ditch was still open in 16th-18th century. A Roman coin, a Numis of the House of Constantine dated 318-324AD, was also found …

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Pear Tree House

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken in advance of the construction of a number of dwellings on the site of Pear Tree House, Great Finborough, in order to characterise the nature of any surviving archaeological deposits. The site lies on the outskirts of Great Finborough, a village at least medieval in origin, and is thought to be sited on or near the edge of a former medieval green. …

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Crows Hall

An extensive programme of refurbishment to the standing building included below ground disturbance to archaeological deposits. A trenched evaluation and subsequent monitoring facilitated the full recording of all the exposed archaeological features. …

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