135, Bucklesham Road, Purdis Farm

An area of 2.7 hectares was evaluated by trial trenching prior to residential development. Whilst no features were present within the three trenches in the eastern half of the site, seven ditches were revealed in three trenches to the west. These are likely to represent former field boundaries. Dating is extremely limited, with only one small sherd of Roman pottery recovered from one of the north-south aligned ditches …

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Thetford Riverside

Archaeological monitoring was carried out during the removal of the below ground remains of the former Anchor Hotel, Bridge Street, Thetford as part of the final phase of demolition. The monitoring has plotted the extent of a range of buildings and outbuildings that probably originated in the 18th century. The outbuildings are shown on the first edition OS and were accessed from the south by a lane which evidence, from the evaluation suggests, had echoes of a much earlier trackway and plot layout. …

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8 Nethergate Street

Archaeological monitoring was carried out at 8 Nethergate Street, Bungay, during the excavation of footings for extensions to the front and rear of the existing building and also for a cart lodge within the garden. Foundation trenches were excavated to a depth of up to 1.5m with the soil profile showing distinct layers of deposition, one of which produced a small assemblage of pottery. No natural deposits were seen at the depth of excavation carried out. No cut archaeological features were uncovered during the works …

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Westfield Evaluation

Four evaluation trenches were excavated on a site adjoining the western edge of the Westfield housing estate in Clare, Suffolk. One undated pit and two ditches were excavated, producing ceramic building material, animal bone, oyster shell and a nail. The ditches do not appear to be associated with each other and are likely to be late medieval or post-medieval field boundaries. Despite being regularly ploughed the archaeological levels appeared to be relatively well preserved …

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Land at Hill Farm, Brick Kiln Hill

A small evaluation was undertaken on land at Hill Farm, Brick Kiln Hill, Boxford in January 2014 in advance of a planned development for farm infrastructure on the site. Eleven trenches were excavated across the area, in a standard grid array, which revealed traces of a north-east/south-west orientated ditch alignment, potentially of post-medieval/modern internal field system ditches. A single ferrous blade(?) was found within one ditch, believed to originate from a post-medieval/modern hinged knife …

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Flixton Quarry Site 16 Extension

Trial-trenching evaluation of a 6.75 hectare site in South Elmham St. Mary identified one early Neolithic pit and residual finds of Neolithic and Bronze Age date, three Iron Age pits, Roman pits and ditches and multiple ditches, pits and post-holes of medieval date spanning the 11th -14th centuries …

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Barton Mills Chalk Quarry

Twenty-six evaluation trenches were excavated on farmland prior to a new phase of chalk quarrying at Chalk Hill quarry, Barton Mills, in Suffolk. One small pit and a possible further cut feature were excavated in a trench near the western edge of the site and the pit produced several fragments of Iron Age pottery, a single worked flint and heated flint. An assemblage of thirty-one struck flints was also recovered from the site as unstratified finds, containing Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age pieces. No other features or finds were recorded. Despite intensive ploughing of the site, the geological levels were generally well preserved …

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