Little Green

An evaluation at Little Green, Norton was completed in advance of the construction of a small housing development. The site is part of a medieval green of which the south edge was was shown to be included within the development area. A ditch, pit and two slots were recorded; these were post medieval and the whole pottery assemblage was 17th century or later …

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Land Adjacent to Home Farm

A programme of archaeological evaluation was conducted prior to development on land to the rear of Home Farm, Mill Street, Gislingham. The site was located on the southern edge of what was thought to be the village green at Little Green to the west of the main village of Gislingham. The site is also within the boundary of the post-medieval farm associated with the Grade II listed building, Home Farmhouse, which was of 17th century origin but the origins of the farm may be medieval. An east to west running undated drainage ditch and two modern pits were the features identified within the development area …

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118 Northgate St

A brick and concrete air-aid shelter in the rear garden of No 118 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds was surveyed prior to its demolition. The shelter was an example of a double domestic surface shelter, the blue print for which was issued by the government in May 1939 …

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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village perimeter fence

Monitoring of the construction of the new perimeter fence around the Anglo-Saxon Village at West Stow examined the excavation of c.190 postholes around the circumference of the village. Each hole was small diameter and c.0.8m deep but the frequency of them provided a useful plot of the soil profile and indicator of preservation. A deep layer of dark soil, interpreted as an occupation soil was recorded on the north-west side of the village which had not been sampled
by the earlier excavation …

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Cavenham Quarry Extension

An desk-based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal to extend the Cavenham Heath Quarry. The assessment included an examination of the County Sites and Monuments Record (SMR), a documentary search and a site walkover. …

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1 Pinbush Road

An archaeological evaluation and subsequent monitoring was undertaken in advance of an extension to the Harrod factory at Pinbush Road, Gisleham, in order to characterise the nature of any surviving archaeological deposits. An early Iron Age site was recently discovered just to the south of this site (CAC 035) and scattered Prehistoric finds are recorded on the county Sites and Monuments Record in the area. The site is also just to the east of Bloodmoor Hill, an area with abundant archaeology including an Anglo-Saxon settlement and cemetery site. Five trenches were excavated over the development area, and were stripped to the level of the natural subsoil …

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Holywells Park, Moated Site

Archaeological monitoring of the moat desilting at Holywells Park was undertaken during December 2006. During these operations four lengths of tree trunk that had been bored through longitudinally were recovered. Each had a tapered end which fitted in to the opposite end of its neighbour and together they formed a pipe some 12m in length. They were recovered underneath a causeway across one arm of the moat and would have allowed water to flow from one side to the other although this is believed to be a secondary use as they appear to have been designed to withstand substantial internal pressure such as that required in an ornamental fountain. A fountain is marked on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map some 270m to the west of the findspot. …

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