Three Blackbirds, 36 Ditton Green

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land to the rear of the Three Blackbirds public house, Ditton Green, Woodditton, Cambridgeshire on 31st October 2016 as a condition on a planning application relating to the construction of a new guest annex along with the extension of the existing car park. The two trenches excavated, measuring 25m in total, identified a subsoil layer approximately 0.3m thick across the site which contained sherds of both medieval and post-medieval pottery. Three features were excavated, one of which contained early medieval pottery sherds. However, these
were considered to be of natural derivation rather than the result of human intervention …

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23 Trinity Street

Two visits were made to 23 Trinity Street, Bungay, on the 14th and 15th of November to monitor the groundworks associated with the construction of a new house within the garden of the property. Topsoil and any other overburden were removed from thefootprint of the proposed new building, an area measuring c.220m2, to expose the natural stratum below. Tree disturbance was evident over the stripped area and a single cut feature was identified, possibly representing terracing or landscaping of the garden. A small assemblage of both stratified and unstratified medieval pottery was recovered …

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Fynn Valley Golf Club

Nine evaluation trenches were excavated at Fynn Valley Golf Club, Witnesham in advance of a new clubhouse and other building works on the site. Archaeological evidence was identified in only one of the trenches where a shallow, possibly truncated ditch containing late Iron Age pottery in its fill was present. A field boundary known to have been backfilled in the 20th century and shown on historic maps, was also observed in the same trench, along with two field drains. No other features were revealed, nor was any artefactual evidence recovered from the upcast spoil …

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Land at Norton Road, Thurston

In November and December 2016 Suffolk Archaeology Community Interest Company undertook a detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey on land at Norton Road, Thurston, Suffolk. An arable field comprising c.15 hectares of arable land was prospected for anomalies of archaeological derivation …

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Landguard Point Radar Tower

Archaeological monitoring of works associated with the installation of a service duct at Landguard Point, Felixstowe, was undertaken during December 2016 and January 2017. A total of c.1160m of narrow trench was mechanically excavated. Approximately 750m of this ran within the area of the Landguard Fort and associated field works Scheduled Monument (SM No. 1018969). Buried remains of late 19th century or early 20th century buildings that formerly stood to the rear of the Left Battery and the rear wall of a 20th century building that stood to the northeast were recorded but for the majority of the route only naturally occurring sand and shingle deposits were noted and no further archaeological evidence of any significance was identified …

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