46-68 Carr Street (Co-operative Society)

This archaeological Desk Based Assessment (DBA) found evidence for significant activity within and in the immediately surrounding area of the proposed development area (PDA) during the Anglo-Saxon, medieval and Post-medieval periods and through to the present. The PDA lies within the limits of the Saxon and medieval town of Ipswich, as marked by the line of former town ditch and the later town wall, the routes of which can be traced on earlier maps. It is situated within one of the industrial area of the Saxon town, as indicated by the previous discoveries of a number of kilns associated with the production of the widely distributed Ipswich ware and Thetford ware pottery. Many of the known Saxon pottery kilns were discovered within the PDA itself during a number of excavations undertaken on the site from the 1920s onwards …

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Improvements to Eye Ponds

An archaeological evaluation carried out on land adjacent to the River Dove off of Cranley Hall Road, immediately to the south of Eye, Suffolk, did not identify any firm evidence for past activity on the site prior to the 20th century, suggesting that the site has historically been subject to only a low-level of use, most likely as floodplain meadowland for animal grazing. However the trench stratigraphy demonstrated that the site contains palaeo-environment deposits, with a natural sequence of thick and relatively uniform peat layers. Radiocarbon dating has shown that these were laid down from the Late Mesolithic to the Late Anglo-Saxon period. …

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Land behind 33-39 Beeches Road, West Row

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land behind 33 to 39 Beeches Road, West Row. The evaluation identified a relatively well preserved archaeological horizon comprising of four large post-medieval rubbish pits and a further irregular feature that contained a single sherd of medieval pottery …

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Shrubland Park quarry, Western extension

A metal detector survey and trial trench evaluation revealed a very high degree of truncation and disturbance from previous forestry planting and felling. Metallic objects found by metal detector were all of later post-medieval or modern date. A single ditch was the only archaeological feature recognised. This was likely to be of fairly recent date as it contained a lead musket ball dated between the 17th and 19th centuries. Occasional unstratified flint flakes and a single flint scraper indicate a later prehistoric presence within the area. The site has very little potential for further archaeological investigation despite its proximity to a major Anglo-Saxon cemetery and nearby multiperiod artefact scatters …

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Woodbridge Fire Station

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on the site of a proposed extension to the existing fire station in Woodbridge. A single trial trench was excavated which revealed natural subsoil at a depth of just under 0.2m. A number of modern features were exposed but no significant archaeological deposits, features or artefacts were identified …

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Pegasus Boatyard

An archaeological evaluation was carried out within an area of land formerly occupied by the Pegasus Boatyard in advance of a residential development. The site is situated on the northern bank of Oulton Broad in the parish of Oulton and is accessed from Caldecott Road. The broad is a large inland lake thought to be the result of medieval peat extraction. …

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Holy Trinity Church

Monitoring of two pad foundations for a new church room within Holy Trinity Church …

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