Street Farm

The ground below the kitchen and boiler room floors within Street Farmhouse, Fressingfield was excavated to a depth of 1m following a major leak of central heating oil to remove any fuel contamination. The building dates to the late 16th/17th century and is Grade II listed. The work showed that the existing chimney fireplace was added/altered during the 18th century and evidence for earlier hearth was found. Archaeological deposits that indicated a permanent occupation of the site predating the current building were preserved at the rear of the farmhouse but the sample was too small to be characterised or dated closely …

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Land to the rear of Fred Dannatt Road

Eleven trenches were excavated across 1.91ha of arable land to the west of Fred Dannatt Road, Mildenhall, in advance of a proposed planning application for an expansion of industrial warehousing. The fieldwork identified minimal archaeological deposits and elements of the natural topography, with a single possible posthole and a large natural hollow that produced several nail fragments and some animal bone from colluvial infilling deposits …

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Princes Street

This archaeological Desk Based Assessment (DBA) has been undertaken to inform the planning process in advance of any developments that may be proposed. This DBA includes an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record (HER) and a historic map and documentary search …

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Land to rear of New Globe Inn

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on an area of land to the rear of the New Globe Inn, High Street, Lowestoft, in advance of a residential development. Two trenches were excavated revealing a number of large pits. Finds evidence suggests these date from the late medieval to the early post-medieval period. No evidence for any early structures was identified …

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Worlington Quarry, 2014 Phase

A programme of monitoring was carried out in September and October 2014, at Worlington Quarry in Suffolk. This followed on from several other phases of monitoring at the quarry that had revealed a low level of isolated features consisting of pits, two hearths and a ditch, all thought to be prehistoric. These produced no finds and any environmental samples produced only limited plant macrofossil evidence. This stage of monitoring recorded the presence of a large deposit of sand that had been heated red, although there was no evidence of a cut feature or ash and charcoal to indicate what this might have been the remains of. Nine unstratified struck flints were recovered from across the strip and these indicate low levels of Mesolithic, Neolithic and later prehistoric activity …

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Land off The Street

A small excavation was carried out in the form of two trenches in relation to a planning application for a housing development, with subsequent monitoring taking place when ground level reduction began on the site. This was to further investigate a portion of Roman road which had been identified in a previous evaluation. Construction layers were recorded and a roadside ditch identified along with a possible terrace cut into the hillside …

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110-112, Handford Road (former Three Jolly Sailors PH) - additional trench

A single archaeological evaluation trench was excavated within the site of the former Three Jolly Sailors PH, 110-112, Handford Road, Ipswich, which revealed the presence of at least one Roman feature and four other undated, but possibly Roman, features. Only portions of these features were present within the trench making interpretations difficult. The largest feature, which contained the Roman material, is possibly a pit or a large post-hole; the other features are probably postholes but they do not form any obvious patterns that could relate to a single structure …

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