St. Botolphs Church

A programme of work to alleviate damp problems within the nave and chancel of the church also involved removing an existing, relatively recent, concrete drainage channel external to the building. The breaking out of this channel on the north side of the nave and chancel revealed the bottom of the extant walls and, in the case of the chancel, pulled away some of the medieval fabric where the wall had been slightly undermined. These problems led to the abandonment of the removal of the attached concrete for the remainder of the church with only the base of the drain broken out …

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11 The Thoroughfare

Archaeological monitoring of groundwork associated with the construction of a residential and commercial development on land adjacent No. 11, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, was undertaken during April 2005 when the excavation of a large area for a basement under the proposed new structure was monitored. Five late post-medieval pits were recorded but no evidence for earlier occupation was revealed …

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electric trench between buildings 1106 and 1108, RAF Lakenheath

Monitoring of the excavation of a trench for a new electric trench within the Roman and Saxon settlement area at RAF Lakenheath recovered Roman and Saxon finds and identified features and soil layers …

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Stanley House

The construction of a new dwelling on land south east of Stanley House, Alderton, required archaeological monitoring of the various groundworks. Whilst much of the building footprint had been disturbed by the presence of an earlier building, where this was not the case, a layer of subsoil rich in pottery was revealed. This was mostly medieval and locally made, but also included a few sherds of Roman and Middle Saxon wares. No pre-modern features were observed …

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Nacton Quarry, Phase 4.

Archaeological monitoring was carried out during the fourth phase of works at Nacton Quarry, Nacton, Ipswich in order to observe and record any surviving archaeological deposits. Three previous phases had produced fairly negative results: Phases 1 and 2 had been subjected to considerable quarrying in the past and the third area had evidence of tree holes over the whole site, suggesting it had been a wood for some time. A few ditches and modern fog lifters were seen scattered over the area of Phase 3 and were dated as prehistoric through to modern. Also a large area of hillwash was seen which contained sherds of mainly Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age pottery. One ditch was dated as probably Middle Saxon and was likely to have been an enclosure ditch …

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St. Mary's Church

A program of works aimed at alleviating the problems with damp and salt crystallisation on the internal walls of the nave and, particularly, the chancel involved the removal of the bottom two metres of external render on the chancel east wall and c.1.1 metre on the nave north wall. A condition of the faculty grant required that archaeological recording of the exposed wall fabric be undertaken …

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