Leiston Abbey EDF cable trench

Archaeological monitoring of the excavation of a 0.4m deep trench for a new electricity cable revealed a series of disturbed and re-deposited layers. In the north-south trench running immediately east of the farmhouse, a bonded flint and mortar wall and capped well were recorded, but not damaged by the excavations. The northernmost east-west trench run contained evidence of a cobbled surface likely to be associated with the farmhouse complex. Further west, under the tarmac road, layers of demolition rubble may represent the re-use of materials from the abbey and post-dissolution buildings which existed within the site as hardcore for tracks and yard surfaces …

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1 Hall Road

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land to the rear of 1 Hall Road, Lavenham. Two trenches were dug, revealing heavily disturbed topsoil containing brick and tile of Late/post-medieval and early post-medieval date, contemporary with Lavenham Hall. No cut features were revealed …

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30-31 College Lane

An archaeological monitoring was carried out during demolition and rebuilding at 30-31 College Lane, Bury St Edmunds. The excavation of footing trenches exposed the base of a flint wall fronting onto College Lane. This wall was built in two stages with the earliest at least 0.5m wide but narrowing to c. 0.4m to the west. There were no bricks included in the wall but several peg tiles that were part of the original construction are likely to be either late medieval or early post-medieval in date. The standing building was exposed as a 19th century infill construction built between a house and garden wall. There were two wells on the plot, one of which was open beneath a concrete cap, which predated the demolished building …

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Tilbury Fort - works undertaken to access a buried drainage culvert

Archaeological monitoring of the excavation of a shaft designed to access a collapsed underground drainage culvert below the southeast curtain earthwork was undertaken during May 2010. This revealed a series of layers of imported material that had been used to raise the earthwork that forms the southeast curtain of the fort. These comprised layers of sand, dark loam with post-medieval brick rubble and a layer comprised of wasters from brick production, all of which appeared to be 19th century in date. …

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RAF Mildenhall New Gate Complex

The first stage of an archaeological evaluation was carried out at the west end of RAF Mildenhall and on land to the north and south of the A1101 and identified a single undated posthole. Although a small quantity of finds, including small finds, were recovered from across the development area, no significant distribution patterns were identified that might indicate areas of potential archaeological activity not detected by the trenching …

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Church Green House, Low Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land in front of Church Green House, Low Street, Badingham on the 29th June 2010. Two linear features were revealed, one dating to the Roman or post-Roman period …

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Land Adjacent 12 Stow Road

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on grassland between No. 12 and No. 13, Stow Road, Ixworth, Suffolk. A previous stage of evaluation work had revealed a large medieval pit and a 16th-18th century building demolition layer, that were uncovered further during this stage of works. A post hole was also discovered close to these features, which was possibly medieval. Three post-medieval pits, one of which contained a horse skeleton, were found at the northern end of the site, as well as an undated feature that may have been a boundary ditch …

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FDMS, Cliff Quay

Archaeological monitoring of groundwork associated with improvements to the flood defences of Ipswich along the east bank of the River Orwell, in the area of Cliff Road, was undertaken during the first half of 2010. The works entailed the raising and strengthening of the existing river wall in the area downstream of the Wet Dock and New Cut in advance of the installation of a tidal barrier. Only one aspect was systematically monitored and that was the construction of roadway ramps over the improved flood defence. This entailed a large excavation along the east bank but despite reaching depths of 1.5m below the present ground surface only made ground deposits associated with 19th land reclamation were identified …

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