Gedgrave Hall

Archaeological monitoring of an area stripped adjacent to Gedgrave Hall revealed a large pit, partly under a farm building of 19th century date. Finds from the pit indicate a late 17th or early 18th century date for this feature. The pit was likely to be a sand extraction quarry but the backfill included many large blocks of septaria and crag, some with mortar adhering. These could have originated from a nearby stone building …

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Land adj Halfboys, Ixworth Road

A trial trenched evaluation was conducted at land adjacent to Halfboys, Ixworth Rd, Norton. A single ditch and two large pits were recorded across the northern end of this site. All three features were associated with pottery of 16th to 18th century date. As this is the possible date range for Halfboys house, these features are possibly associated with this building or with other similar settlement. No evidence was found of Roman use or occupation, given that the A1088 adjacent is likely to be a Roman road. The site appears to be slightly lower than the surrounding fields and the road so the area might have been lowered or truncated in the past …

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Redwick House, High Street, Bildeston

A single evaluation trench was excavated at Redwick House, High Street, Bildeston. No cut features were observed within the trench but finds recovered from layers of subsoil suggest medieval and post-medieval activity on or near the site. This reflects the sites location fronting the road within the medieval settlement core …

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Top Hat Field, Sutton Hoo

In July 2016 Suffolk Archaeology Community Interest Company undertook a detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey immediately adjacent to the woodland on Top Hat Field, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. Two small areas chosen to site a new viewing platform for the burial mounds in the adjacent field were to be prospected for anomalies of archaeological origin …

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Land to the Rear of the Three Mariners, 193 High Road

In August 2016 a trial trench evaluation was undertaken on a piece of land at the rear of the Three Mariners Pub, 193 High Road, Trimley St Mary, Suffolk prior to the construction of six dwellings. A single trench was excavated within the footprint of the proposed development. The evaluation trench revealed a ditch and a pit or ditch, both dating to the post-medieval period …

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16 High Street

In August 2016 a trial trench evaluation was undertaken on a piece of land at the rear of 16 High Street, Mildenhall, Suffolk, prior to the construction of new dwellings. Two trenches were excavated within the footprint of the proposed development. The evaluation trenches revealed four phases of activity indicating the site has been in use
throughout the medieval period from as early as the 12th century through to modern day. The medieval and early post medieval phases are characterised by a number of pits and postholes associated with the backyard activity of medieval properties. The later post-medieval activity is characterised by the remnants of small brick structures, including an oven …

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Land at Hollow Road

From the 1st to the 8th August 2016 an archaeological trial trench evaluation was undertaken by Suffolk Archaeology CIC within the footprint of the proposed West Suffolk Operational Hub, a site proposed to manage household waste at Hollow Road Farm, Hollow Road, Fornham St Martin, Suffolk. A total area of 2400sqm (c.4% of the total c.6 hectares available for evaluation) was evaluated to assess the quantity, quality and extent of any surviving archaeological deposits. Trenches were targeted over geophysical anomalies of potential archaeological interest undertaken by Britannia Archaeology and
also to provide adequate spatial coverage of the proposed development area …

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Land off Woodbridge Road

An archaeological evaluation by trial trenching was undertaken on land off Woodbridge Road, Butley in October 2016. A single large undated pit was noted in Trench 9, suspected to be related to WWII activity in the area although this remains unproven, and a small amount of medieval pottery was recovered from a natural feature/tree throw in Trench 1 …

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Mildenhall Community Hub

From the 27th September to the 12th October 2016 Suffolk Archaeology Community Interest Company undertook a detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey at the Mildenhall Community hub site immediately adjacent to West Row Road in Mildenhall, Suffolk. Four fields suitable for survey, comprising two arable fields and two school playing fields, were prospected for anomalies of archaeological origin …

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Land North of Church Lane, Barham

In August and September 2016 Suffolk Archaeology Community Interest Company undertook a detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey on land off Norwich Road, Barham, Suffolk. One open field comprising 17.73 hectares of arable land was
prospected for anomalies of archaeological derivation …

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