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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Business park

A trenched evaluation consisting of five trenches measuring a total length of 120m were excavated in Reydon Business Park on the 23rd and 24th of July 2014. …

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Amberley, Dunwich Road

An area of c.0.6 hectares was subject to trenched evaluation as a condition of planning consent to develop the site. Seven trenches were excavated, within which a single late medieval ditch was identified in the south east corner of the site. Elsewhere, the site showed evidence of probable quarrying activity, with large pits present in five of the seven excavated trenches. These were not rich in finds but the pottery assemblage suggests the main activity on the site occurred in the medieval period, with residual earlier evidence (prehistoric and Roman) represented. A single abraded sherd of Middle Saxon pottery was found in pit 0003 in association with two masses of ironwork which remain undated and unidentified prior to X-radiography …

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Land South of Broom Road

A scheme of archaeological evaluation was carried out across land to the south of Broom Road following a preceding stage of geophysical investigation that identified sixteen discrete anomalies across the site, an area of weak positive linear anomalies towards the southeast and a curvilinear anomaly towards the northern end …

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Land off Tomo Road

An area of 0.9 hectares was subject to trenched evaluation as a condition of planning consent to develop the site. Seven trenches were excavated, within which an undated ditch and an undated pit were recorded as well as a post-medieval ditch known from historic maps. The soil profiles revealed in the trenches showed significant modern disturbance over much of the site, likely to be associated with the modern building developments to the north east and south west of the development area. A single unstratified sherd of 12th-14th century pottery was the only find recovered during the evaluation …

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Jumbos Cottage, Iken Cliff

In advance of an extension being built to the rear of Jumbos Cottage, a single trench was excavated to investigate the archaeological potential of the site. This area appears to have been highly modified in the 18th or 19th centuries and no evidence of any earlier occupation or presence was detected. The site is adjacent to a lime kiln (site IKN 016) and a photographic record was made of this structure …

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