Site of the Proposed Biomass Plant, Grange Farm

A programme of archaeological investigations took place on the site of a proposed biomass-fuelled power plant at Grange Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk, The site is located about 1.2km east of Snetterton village and covered an area of approximately 1.43ha. …

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25 Northgate Street

The monitoring of a soil strip and footings for a kitchen extension and garden wall exposed two pits and a well, all of probable 19th century date. A third pit that was cut by The well may have been earlier and dug to extract gravel but neither the date nor the function could be confirmed …

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Land South of the Bungalow

An excavation was carried out prior to the construction of housing and related services and driveways on land to the south of a bungalow and immediately east of The Street in Poslingford, Suffolk. This revealed pits, postholes and a ditch of 12th-13th century date, which produced medieval pottery, roof tile, animal bone, fired clay, iron nails and a shears blade. There were also environmental residues indicating hearth/midden waste, burnt flooring/bedding and sewage or animal ordure. The features were well preserved below imported and buried topsoil deposits and are probably contemporary with the construction of the church, located just to the south-west …

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Cathedral Drains

The sudden appearance of a large void in the access drive to the Cathedral offices (adjoining 30 Angel Hill) exposed extensive erosion caused by collapsed drains. The site straddles the line of the Abbey precinct wall (here reduced to below ground level) and subsequent mitigation work required archaeological recording, which was carried out by the SCCAS. The wall of a probable medieval building was exposed running at right angles to the precinct wall. It cut various medieval deposits, which were therefore earlier. Three post medieval wells were also exposed including one positioned running just inside an outer wall and beneath a cross wall within 30 Angel Hill. A well in the yard area was capped with bricks that were bonded with lime mortar …

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Royal Norwich Golf Club

An examination of the Norfolk Historic Environment Record, a documentary and cartographic search, and a site inspection, has set the proposed development area (PDA) within its immediate archaeological landscape …

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Weston Park Golf Club

An examination of the Norfolk Historic Environment Record, a documentary and cartographic search, and a site inspection has set the proposed development area (PDA) within its immediate archaeological landscape …

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Affordable Housing Development, Steeles Road

Four archaeological evaluation trenches were excavated on land to the south of Steeles Road, Woolpit in June 2014 in advance of a planned redevelopment of the residential accommodation in the area. Two undated ditch features were identified in the arable land on the southern edge of the development area, near a findspot of Roman artefacts although no archaeologically relevant finds were encountered during the trial trenching …

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Refectory Garden Wall

An assessment was made of the blocked door in the east boundary wall of the Cathedral Precinct Yard; the door is partly buried and excavation recorded its full extents. The wall is part of a ruined building of the medieval abbey and the door is a contemporary feature that dates to no later than the c.14th century. The wall and door are thought to have been part of the remodelling of the buildings within the yard that occurred following the town riots in 1327 when the abbey was strengthened and access from the more public spaces like the Great Courtyard was likely to have been more restricted …

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The Walnut Tree

An archaeological evaluation was carried out at The Walnut Tree Pub, in Worlington, Suffolk. A single trench was excavated, revealing a medieval pit and ditch, containing pottery, an iron nail and fuel ash/slag. Two further pits were found to be post-medieval, producing pottery, tobacco pipes, a roof tile and fuel ash/slag. Environmental residues included cereal grains as well as possible evidence of metalworking. Despite the presence of surviving features, they were often poorly preserved due to post-medieval and modern disturbance …

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