Ickworth Park carpark

A program of earthwork survey in advance of the development of a new carpark at Ickworth Park, and archaeological monitoring during the site strip identified several very minor earthworks which were generally associated with 19th-20th century deposits of building rubble. Any archaeological evidence, such as cut features associated with the pattern of earthworks surrounding the site, is likely to be preserved at depth below these modern deposits …

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Moreton Hall East

Following an evaluation in 1999, excavation was carried out at three sites in advance of housing development at Moreton Hall East, Bury St Edmunds, in 2000 and 2002. One site was aimed at locating further evidence of prehistoric activity but revealed no archaeological evidence. The remaining two areas were placed to trace the boundary line of Catsale Green, previously identified in the evaluation and at BRG 032 to the east …

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Phase 3 Base Water System, RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological monitoring across the airfield of RAF Lakenheath, identified two new archaeological sites, LKH 250 and LKH 251, each consisting of undated ditches. Desiccated fen deposits could be seen along the northern edge of the airfield indicating the former extent of Wangford fen. Other soil profiles recorded a history of levelling of the natural dune and hollow landscape. There were no finds recovered during the monitoring work …

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Surface Water Drainage, Rochester road, RAF Lakenheath

A limited monitoring of five small trenches, a length of drainage trench and the stripping of an open area for a new road and car-park identified Late Roman occupation evidence in the form of a linear ditch which contained animal bone and sherds of Late Roman pottery. Together with several other undated ditches, pits and an overlying Late or post Roman buried soil horizon, this indicates that deposits relating to the known surrounding area of Roman occupation survive throughout the area of Rochester Road …

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64 Southgate Street

Evaluation trenching carried out prior to the construction of two houses at land to the rear of 64 Southgate Street revealed evidence for widespread disturbance of the ground in the medieval period thought to be associated with stone quarrying for building construction. The disturbance was cut by shallow pits dating from the 12th to 14th centuries. There was no evidence for settlement to the east of the site (that fronted onto the footpath alongside the Rugby Club). A medieval cesspit is thought to relate to buildings which faced Southgate Street …

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39, Walnut Tree Lane

Planning permission for a new dwelling on Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury required archaeological monitoring of the building footprint. The building cuts into a steep slope as the land falls towards the River Stour, exposing the composition of overburden and natural subsoil in a section some 4m high. This revealed a series of large, inter-cutting pits filled by a brown gravelly loam. The relatively low density of finds suggests that the pits were quarry pits which had been quickly backfilled, rather than rubbish pits opened for the disposal of waste …

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