Land at and adjacent to the Mushroom Farm

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on an area of land adjacent to the Mushroom Farm, High Road, Trimley St Martin, in advance of a residential development. Nine trenches were excavated revealing a number of linear features interpreted as ditches, probably field boundaries. No dating evidence was recovered from the sampled fills. All appear to pre-date the enclosure map of 1807. It is possible that at least some of these features are related to the probable prehistoric and Roman field systems identified from aerial photographs in the fields to the south …

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St Mary-le-Tower (churchyard test pits)

Two test-pits were hand excavated within the churchyard of St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk, in advance of the creation of a proposed garden of remembrance. The main aim of the fieldwork was to check if any in-situ human burials existed within the top 0.7m of the footprint of the proposed garden. No such burials were encountered within either test-pit although a large amount of disarticulated bone along with post-medieval brick and tile and other debris was noted. A small amount of pottery was recovered, which has been dated to the Middle Anglo-Saxon period and the early medieval period …

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Land behind Chips and Chopstyx

A single, post-medieval posthole was identified in trenches dug for a house conversion. Finds and soil stratigraphy indicated further nearby Roman and post-medieval activity …

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Land to the rear of 2 & 3 Back Lane

An archaeological evaluation carried out during a small housing development identified a single, undated posthole and a large possible quarry area, also undated …

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135, Bucklesham Road

In 2014, a trial trench evaluation identified a series of ditches in the front garden of 135, Bucklesham Road, Purdis Farm. As a result, an area of c.850 square metres was fully excavated as a condition of planning permission to construct four houses and associated new access …

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The Bridge School, Sprites Lane

In 2013, a trial trench evaluation identified a series of ditches and possible Roman occupation evidence at The Bridge School, Belstead. As a result, an area of c.0.29 hectares was fully excavated as a condition of planning permission to construct a new school building …

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63-66 Cannon Street

Two evaluation trenches were excavated on land between 63 and 66 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk. Medieval contexts, including a pit, a pit/posthole and a layer were recorded, with a post-medieval trench, ditch, drain and a pit, as well as an undated pit and a posthole. The features were all well preserved, with only limited levels of modern construction having occurred across the site previously …

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