Worlington Quarry, 2013 Phase

A programme of monitoring was carried out in March and April 2013, at Worlington Quarry in Suffolk. This followed on from several other phases of monitoring at the quarry that had revealed a low level of isolated features consisting of pits, a hearth and a ditch, all thought to be prehistoric. The current stage revealed the presence of eleven pits, one possible posthole/pit, and a hearth. These produced no finds and environmental samples from the hearth and two pits contained limited plant macrofossil evidence …

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Church Field

Three evaluation trenches were excavated on Church Field, Rede, in Suffolk. These revealed three ditches and two pits, which were all well preserved below differing levels of topsoil and subsoil. One of the ditches was probably medieval, producing 12th-14th century pottery, as well as animal bone and fired clay. Another of the ditches was a roadside feature that was backfilled with post-medieval material, whilst the third was undated …

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Former Thomas Wolsey Special School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on the site of the former Thomas Wolsey Special School at 642 Old Norwich Road, Ipswich, in advance of a residential development. A total of thirteen trenches were excavated, all of which exposed a natural subsoil of yellow silty clay at depths of at least 0.5m below the present ground surface. A small pit, containing two sherds of Late Iron Age pottery, was identified in one trench. …

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Rosehill (retail park)

This archaeological Desk Based Assessment was undertaken to inform the planning process in advance of a proposed scheme to expand the retail area on a site adjacent to Felixstowe Road in the Rosehill area of Ipswich. The proposed development area is located on the east side of Ipswich on land that has historically been in agricultural use until the general urbanisation of the area in the early 20th century. There have been isolated finds of prehistoric and Roman material within a 500m radius but these do not suggest intensive activity and no Anglo-Saxon or medieval evidence was identified within the study area. Of some significance is the presence of a major Palaeolithic site, excavated in the area immediately to the north …

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Anchor Lane

An archaeological monitoring was carried out following the excavation of footings for two houses on Anchor Lane, Lakenheath. Within the trenches were four wells, clunch building foundations, a clunch-lined cellar and numerous pits of various shapes and sizes. The footings and cellar are likely to relate to buildings extant on the 1880 Ordnance Survey map …

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Brandon Centre

Archaeological monitoring was carried out during intrusive ground works on the site at the new Brandon Centre, School Lane, Brandon. Some large pits were observed in the footings, though it was not possible to closely examine them due to frequent collapses of the footings which were up to 1.8m deep. Part-worked flints from the earlier stages of gun-flint manufacture were found in service runs to the south of the existing building …

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The Globe, Old Market Street

This archaeological Desk Based Assessment was undertaken to inform the planning process in advance of a proposed residential development on land located to the north of Lowestoft town centre, close to what was the earlier focus of the town prior to the development of the harbour and the railway in the 19th century …

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