Community Test Pit project

A community test pitting event took place at Stoke-by-Nayland in Suffolk, over the 27th and 28th October, 2012. This was run by Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service and The Stour Valley Landscape Partnership as part of the Managing a Masterpiece scheme. …

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Foul Drainage, RAF Lakenheath

Monitoring of a foul drainage pipe trench on RAF Lakenheath, within the parish of Eriswell in Suffolk, revealed a Roman skeleton with evidence of a coffin stain and several coffin nails. Additionally several ditches are thought to be Roman, relating to the occupation seen at the northern end of the pipe trench, whilst a limited quantity of later prehistoric worked flint and pottery indicate a low level of later prehistoric occupation in this area …

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Swan Hotel

Phases of evaluation and excavation fieldwork were carried out prior to the construction of a spa on land to the rear of the Swan Hotel, in Lavenham, Suffolk in the centre of Lavenham, fronting onto the high street to the west, with Lady Street to the east. Prior to the excavation a series of 19th century and modern buildings were present in the northern half of the site, which were demolished under archaeological supervision …

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2 Southgate Street

A small oven was found during monitoring in 2008 of footing trenches for an extension at the rear of No.2 Southgate Street, a medieval timber-framed building in the medieval core of the town. The oven was sealed beneath a medieval clay floor which was cut by later rubbish pits. The pits were dated by pottery to 16th-18th century. Further trenches were excavated for a cart lodge at the rear of the plot in 2013, which revealed a postmedieval wall footing …

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Land to south of Dunmow Road

The DBA identified moderate/high potential for archaeological deposits of local or regional importance from the prehistoric, Roman or medieval periods. The preservation of such deposits is likely to be good to high, depending on the depth of truncation caused by recent agricultural activities …

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St. Mary the Virgin

The earliest phase (11th or 12th century) of the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Little Hormead, East Hertfordshire includes the rare survival of an original iron bound door leaf …

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Land Adjacent Street Farm

An evaluation trench was excavated on land adjacent to Street Farm, Lawshall, in Suffolk. This revealed one late medieval/early post-medieval ditch and three early postmedieval pits, which were all well preserved below topsoil and a demolition layer. The features produced later medieval and post-medieval pottery and later medieval to postmedieval ceramic building material …

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Fomer Hamlins Site, Park Road

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken on land to the south of Park Road, Diss (the former Hamlins site adjacent to the bus station) between the 12th and 15th February 2013. Several features of indeterminate date were identified, most likely to represent various drainage attempts to carry water away from the site towards the River Waveney to the south. A large ditch was encountered on the western side of the site, believed to be that shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of the area, which appears to have been a wholly modern feature with C19th china, bottle glass and metalwork found at the base of the feature …

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Riverside Club

In general the topographic location of the PDA, together with the known archaeology and documented history of the area, suggests that there is a moderate to high potential for encountering archaeological remains of medieval and post-medieval date within the PDA and that such deposits are likely to be in a highly variable state of preservation …

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