Adjacent Building 941 RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological excavation in advance of the construction of a new 120 bed dormitory at RAF Lakenheath identified sequences of ditches, occasional pits and a possible hearth. However more than half the area had been destroyed by previous development which in conjunction with an absence of reliable dating evidence for the features, made it almost impossible to interpret the site …

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West Suffolk College

A desk-based archaeological assessment was undertaken to inform a management plan for development of the area surrounding West Suffolk College, the site of the former Gibraltar Barracks. This consisted of a search of the Suffolk County Council Sites and Monuments Record, a documentary search of the readily available cartographic and documentary sources and a report on the military history of the Barracks. …

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Base Engineering Complex, RAF Mildenhall

An archaeological evaluation was carried out in advance of the construction of a Base Civil Engineering Complex at RAF Mildenhall which produced fragmentary evidence of occupation from the Early Bronze Age to Roman periods. A shallow pit containing Iron Age pottery was the only feature with an undisturbed fill; the base of a disturbed ditch contained a single sherd of Roman pottery. Monitoring of the site during construction was recommended …

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Ullswater Road

Archaeological monitoring of various groundworks was carried out prior to development on land off Ullswater Road, Campsey Ash. Whilst the site had been heavily disturbed by ploughing and drains associated with a nearby sewerage plant, one small Roman pit was recorded within an area stripped for an access road …

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The Driftway

A small evaluation revealed evidence for prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval use of the site. The prehistoric system of ditches were likely to be of Iron Age date and were on a separate alignment from those of the Roman period. The Roman phase of use was represented by another series of parallel ditches, perhaps indicating expansion or contraction of fields or other boundaries. Between the laying down of the prehistoric and Roman features a thick deposit of silty subsoil had accumulated within the south-western corner of the site. This was probably due to down-slope soil-creep filling a slight dip or depression. A small concentration of post-holes within the north-eastern corner of the site were likely to be of post-medieval date …

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