Cedar Cycles (former), Tower Mills, Southwold Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on a parcel of land named Tower Mills, Southwold Road, Wrentham, in advance of a residential development. A total of three trenches were excavated which revealed two undated, but probably post-medieval, ditches and part of the foundation of a 19th century tower mill (a type of windmill) …

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The Kings Head

Archaeological monitoring of new footings at the Kings Head, Moulton, revealed two distinct chalk floor/surface layers beneath the present car park area. The date or purpose for these surfaces are unclear as no dateable finds were recovered from the footing trench, but they are likely to either be deliberate land-raising to avoid intermittent flooding from the River Kennett, or as part of an animal shelter (chalk floors were used since they did not damage the animals hooves) …

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Accessible Community Play Area

Evaluation at the community play area, Lakenheath identified an archaeological deposit containing a small assemblage of pottery and heat altered flint. The pottery has been spot dated as Iron Age or possibly Saxon in date …

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Saxon House, Church Lane

An archaeological excavation was carried out on the footprint of a proposed new structure to be built in the grounds of Saxon House, Church Lane, Shottisham. An area of 125m2 was opened revealing a single ditch type feature. No finds were recovered from the fill of this ditch although it is possibly part of a field system of probable Bronze Age date recorded in the vicinity. The site is also within an area of numerous ring ditches and a possible henge monument visible on aerial photographs but no further monuments were recorded within the site …

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RAF Lakenheath Munitions Area 5

Archaeological monitoring was carried out during excavation of new service trenches along the northern edge of Munitions Area 5, RAF Lakenheath, during May-July 2013 in order to record any surviving archaeological deposits and to examine the extent of airfield disturbance in this area. Due to the shallow nature of the services only limited information could be recovered, although dried peat deposits were identified in several areas and it seems likely that previous landscaping and preparatory ground works for the airfield munitions store have significantly affected the higher soil levels across much of the area examined …

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RAF Lakenheath Sewage Works

Excavations were carried out prior to the construction of new sewage filtration tanks on RAF Lakenheath in the parish of Eriswell. The site lies on the edge of Caudle Head, where spring water surfaces from a buried watercourse which drains westward into the Fens. The excavation revealed a metre and half of accumulated deposits with peat at the bottom and top of occupation soils dating from the Late Bronze Age to post Roman period. A complex stratified sequence included the probable ritual deposit of a horses head, and a 1st century Roman cremation burial. At least seven phases of Roman activity consist of probable enclosures, or droveway ditches and fence lines interspersed with dumps of occupation soil …

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