The Old Rectory

Two evaluation trenches were excavated on land to the rear of The Old Rectory, Stratford St Mary. The only possible archaeological feature observed was a pit only partially exposed in the west end of Trench 2. Whilst too little was visible to be certain, and no finds were recovered from its fill, it had characteristics which suggest a former extraction pit. The 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map (1904) shows such a gravel pit 150m north west of the site …

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1, The Street

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on an area of land adjacent to 1, The Street, Shotley, Ipswich, in advance of a residential development. …

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19 Toyse Lane

An archaeological evaluation by trial trenching was carried out by Suffolk Archaeology behind No. 19 Toyse Lane, Burwell in Cambridgeshire. The evaluation assessed 5% of a small parcel of land covering 0.24ha for archaeological evidence …

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Land Between 48 and 54 Commercial End

An archaeological evaluation by trial trenching was carried out between 48 and 54 Commercial End at the northern end of Swaffham Bulbeck in Cambridgeshire. The evaluation assessed 5% of a small vacant land plot covering 0.12ha for archaeological evidence. …

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St Johns Street, Beck Row

Four evaluation trenches were excavated on land adjacent to 1, St. Johns Street, Beck Row in order to fulfil pre-planning requirements for proposed residential development …

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Land at 36, The Street

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on an area of land at 36, The Street, Cavenham, in advance of a residential development. A single trench was excavated within which a rectangular clay lined feature and a possible post-hole or small pit were recorded. The internal faces of the clay lined were scorched red suggesting an in-situ heating although the precise purpose of this feature is unknown. A small number of medieval pottery sherds were recovered from the pit fill, which may be contemporary although the possibility of these being residual finds cannot be ruled out …

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88 Guildhall Street Excavation

An area immediately to the rear of 88 Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, was excavated, with further trenching monitored. The excavation uncovered chalk quarry pits, postholes and wells of medieval and post-medieval date beginning in the 12th century, as well as post-medieval mortar deposits, culverts and drains, suggestive of structures. However, there had been significant terracing of the site from post-medieval landscaping, as well as the construction of a modern small extension. Despite this, well-preserved deposits, including delicate remains such as fish bone, were preserved in places. …

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Land at Moreton Hall

An archaeological evaluation carried out on c.1.3ha of arable farmland to the east of Moreton Hall, Rushbrooke with Rougham, Suffolk, in advance of a planning application for a new school identified deposits dating to the Iron Age and post-medieval periods. The presence of two ditches containing assemblages of mid Iron Age pottery are further evidence of dispersed settlement activity in the area, adding to that previously identified in an earlier partial evaluation of the site in 2012 …

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