High Lodge

Monitoring of a soil strip for a new footpath and an excavation for a new soak-away was carried out on land immediately to the west and south of the Forestry Commission buildings at High Lodge, in Santon Downham, Suffolk. The works revealed no cut features, but in one area a preserved buried but undated soil horizon was recorded, and several Neolithic and Late Bronze Age/Iron Age struck flints were recovered …

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Land west of Church Cottages

Thirteen trenches were excavated on land west of Church Cottages, Brightwell, as a condition of planning consent to develop the site. Various pits and ditches were recorded which are likely to be associated with extensive field systems in the area known from air photos and suggested within the study area by the results of a geophysical survey of the site in 2013. Very few of the features identified matched positive anomalies from the survey. …

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Land to rear of Kent Lodge

Archaeological monitoring of groundwork associated with the construction of two houses and a garage block on land to the rear of Kent Lodge, Eye Road, Yaxley, was undertaken during spring and summer of 2010. A series of foundation trenches were examined and a large, north-south aligned, undated ditch measuring c. 2m wide and 1.5m deep, was revealed …

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Land behind 70 Northgate Street

Evaluation trenching and the monitoring of footings were carried out on land behind 70 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. The site lies almost next to the site of the medieval North Gate. Evidence was uncovered of recent light industrial use above, and cutting, a horizon of redeposited clay with gravel below. This layer may have been a demolition deposit from buildings close to the North Gate. it may also have a deliberate attempt to raise the ground level on the edge of the floodplain. Beneath this layer was a buried medieval soil with some evidence of medieval features below including a probable gravel quarry pit. Few finds were recovered from the site and it seems likely that despite medieval activity demonstrated by the cut features, occupation in this area of the town was not dense …

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Cavenham NNR

Through an examination of the Suffolk HER and National Heritage List for England, a documentary and cartographic search and a site inspection, this DBA has set the NNR within its immediate archaeological landscape …

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Martello P, cable duct

Archaeological monitoring of the excavation of a service trench on land adjacent to Martello Tower P, Felixstowe, was undertaken during March 2013. The tower dates from the early 19th century and is a Scheduled Monument. During this work a surface of pale mortar with small brick fragments and pebbles, c. 8.5 cm thick, was recorded at a depth of 0.6m below the present ground surface. A small area of brickwork, which may have been a wall base, was located crossing the trench at an angle approximately 2m to the west. It was sitting on a similar material situated at the same depth. These features have been interpreted as the remains of a structure. The surface was cut by a concrete anchor for a mast that was erected around 1900. An encircling ditch, as identified during an earlier evaluation, was seen in the area adjacent the tower …

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Land North-West of Bury St Edmunds

The first phase of a two stage evaluation was carried out on land to the north-west of Bury St Edmunds adjacent to the southern side of the A1101 which runs along the Lark Valley. A total of 120 trenches were excavated across the central and southern portions of the Proposed Development Area (PDA) between 18th February and 13th March 2013. …

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