Moat Farm

Monitoring of a topsoil strip over an area of 154sqm for an extension to Moat Farm, a house situated within a medieval moated enclosure, TMX 002, has revealed evidence of limited activity on the site from the Late Saxon/Early medieval to Post-medieval periods. A linear, Late Saxon/Early medieval ditch was replaced with the moated enclosure in the medieval period. The moat originally had an internal extension but this was backfilled, relatively soon after its original excavation …

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The Homestead, off Uplands Rd south

A trial trenched evaluation and subsequent monitoring of the site revealed later prehistoric and early Roman finds, mainly from unstratified contexts. An undated ditch could be running parallel to a large Romano-British enclosure ditch previously seen to the north and could be part of this system. Other ditches appear to run parallel with the present field system and are likely to be post-medieval or modern in date, possibly associated with a large extraction pit seen along the
western boundary of the development area …

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Land at Duke Street

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken during April/May 2005 to investigate the potential for buried archaeology within an area of land lying between Duke Street and Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, in advance of a proposed residential development. …

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Haugh Lane

An archaeological evaluation and a documentary search was carried out prior to development to examine any potential archaeological features or deposits within the site area. A newspaper report of 1873 suggested a possible Anglo-Saxon inhumation within the vicinity so the evaluation was required to see if the cemetery or any associated settlement extended into this area …

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Thunderbird Way parking, RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological monitoring of topsoil stripping for the construction of carparking spaces at Thunderbird Way, RAF Lakenheath identified four ditches and one pit of mid-late Roman date preserved beneath a former soil horizon. The finds assemblage included several sherds of pottery and a large fragment of puddingstone quern. The features are clearly contemporary with features found in previous monitorings in the street and help to demonstrate the presence of a continous band of Iron Age/Roman settlement and track and field systems, extending for c.1km along the fen edge …

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DeIcer facility, RAF Lakenheath

Monitoring of a small concrete base (8x8m) for a new De-Icer facility at RAF Lakenheath identified a number of ditches relating to the nearby Roman settlement. The shallow depth of the soil strip for this development meant that the ditch lines were only just visible and no lengths were excavated, however a plan of their location adds to the knowledge of the overall plan of the settlement …

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Old Coach house

An archaeological monitoring of footing trenches within a standing flint and chalk lump barn on land at 81a, The Old Coach House, London Road, Brandon, located general scatters of 19th-20th century gunflint waste. Two pits were infilled with more intense deposits of this material and a dense deposit was located beneath the foundations of the southern wall of the barn …

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3 Chequer Square

The monitoring of trench excavations for ground beams during the construction of a garage in the garden at 3, Chequer Square, exposed part of the remains of clay floors, flint, and flint and mortar walls from a medieval building beneath layers of pegtile, fronting onto Bridewell Lane. Over most of the development the archaeological levels lay undisturbed and are preserved beneath the standing building …

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Tanker Access Road, RAF Lakenheath

Monitoring for trial pits for a proposed new Tanker Access Road revealed a build-up of wet sands and peat in one hole and two parallel north-south aligned ditches in the other. Roman finds were found in the ditch fill …

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