Elveden coin hoard

Following the discovery of a Roman bronze coin hoard by Mr Paul. T. Flack, on arable land at Elveden, a small excavation centered on the findspot recovered a total of 621 coins, deposited during or after the reign of Allectus (AD293-296). The coins had been placed in a pottery vessel, and buried upon the edge of a ditch, with the site possibly being marked by a few large flints …

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Emergency Access Road, RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological monitoring during the reconstruction of the airfield emergency access road demonstrated that whilst archaeological deposits of Iron Age and Roman date existed at the south end of the site these lay below the formation levels of the road and were therefore unaffected by the development …

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Station Hill

A programme of archaeological evaluation was conducted on land on Station Hill, Bury St Edmunds ahead of a proposed housing development. A series of six trenches were excavated across the development site. The results showed the site had been extensively quarried for sand and gravel in the post-medieval period and then reinstated in the mid to late 19th century for use as a rail siding, warehouse and coal yard. A maltings was also constructed along the southern limit of the site at this time. Little archaeological evidence remained though structural evidence of a possible warehouse and of the maltings was identified …

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The Highlands

Archaeological evaluation at The Highlands, Exning identified a substantial Iron Age ditch containing a large assemblage of finds, which may be part of a hill-top enclosure. Other features may be Roman in date but their function cannot be interpreted …

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Land off Bures Rd

An archaeological evaluation was carried out in advance of housing development and the relocation of the rugby ground on land off Bures Road, Great Cornard. A concentration of features including the corner of an enclosure ditch, a linear ditch and a group of pit were found in close proximity to suggest a focus to the activity to the north of the sample area, with a low density of dispersed small pits beyond that. Flint and quartz sand-tempered pottery and struck flint suggested an Early Bronze Age date for the features and a presence on the site from the Palaeolithic period …

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Transient Lodging Facility, RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological monitoring was carried out at RAF Lakenheath during the construction of the new Transient Lodging Facility. This revealed the presence of some well preserved ploughlines which have the potential to contribute to the landscape and agricultural history of Breckland. These have been positively dated using Optically Stimulated Luminescence at
160 years old ( 80 years. The natural yellow sand beneath these was dated as c.23,000 years old …

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Adjacent Greenacres, Coulson Lane

An archaeological evaluation, carried out in advance of the construction of a house on land adjacent to Greenacres, Coulson Lane, Brandon, identified a single pit containing sherds of 12th- 14th century medieval pottery. The function of this pit is unknown, although it indicates a limited level of activity during the period, and the general lack of features, implies that the site lies just outside the main area of occupation …

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