Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve strip and rotavation

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on Cavenham Heath over 993sq metres. This revealed no archaeological features, a small number of unstratified heated flints and one unstratified flint end scraper that was probably Neolithic …

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Church House, Church Lane

Multiple phases of monitoring were carried out on land to the rear of Church House, Bardwell, during which no medieval or earlier archaeological deposits were encountered. The excavated footing and drainage trenches instead revealed evidence for post-medieval pits and deposits, generally backfilled with or comprising demolition/construction material. Additionally, part of the foundation wall of a previous extension to the property was identified, which was erected in the 19th century …

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Batt House

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at the rear of Batt House, 56 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds prior to the construction of a single story extension. An 11.5m trench was excavated diagonally across the site of the new building. This revealed two shallow gullies aligned parallel to the street frontage and a probable pit. The gullies are interpreted as redundant property boundaries. All were sealed by a reworked post-medieval soil deposit interpreted as a garden soil. The only evidence for medieval settlement was a single sherd of medieval pottery recovered during machining …

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Whitegate Farm

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Whitegate Farm, Creeting StMary, in preparation for the development of two structures and a lagoon for waste water. …

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The Athenaeum Toilets

Excavation to a maximum sample depth of up to 0.8m behind the Athenaeum during redevelopment of the toilet block revealed post-medieval features and soil layers, including two wells. The finds from the excavations reflect the later history of the site. Interventions were not deep enough to penetrate medieval archaeology, although earlier deposits were identified …

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Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve restoration trials

An archaeological evaluation carried out on Cavenham Heath discovered a single, small pit of unknown date. A roe deer antler and small scatters of heated flint were found in the topsoil, as well as a flint end scraper of probable Neolithic date. Small patches of disturbance were recorded in the topsoil and subsoil, although there was generally a good level of preservation, and no evidence of truncation of the subsoil surface …

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Land associated with Deben Court

An archaeological evaluation and subsequent excavation was undertaken prior to proposed residential development on land to the rear of Deben Court, Wickham Market. The results indicate that there was some small scale prehistoric activity within the development area, all likely to date to the Iron Age. The low density of features encountered indicate that this was not the core of a settlement, however, the presence of pits and the recovered artefacts suggests there was domestic occupation within the vicinity …

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Land adjacent to Risbygate Street and Nelson Road

The results of this DBA suggest that the site is in an area of high archaeological potential on the edge of the urban core of Bury St Edmunds. Although outside the town wall the site lays on the approach road to one of the medieval gates and is one of the major routes in and out of the town. Documentary and archaeological records show that Risbygate Street was a well established suburb by the early medieval period with dense residential and commercial occupation along the frontage and would be similar to the medieval streets within the urban core. …

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Submarine Mining Establishment Pier, Landguard Fort

A photographic survey of the remains of the Submarine Mining Establishment Pier at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, was undertaken in December 2008 prior to its likely burial during a proposed quayside realignment. A measured survey using a GPS system with sub-centimetre accuracy was also carried out. …

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Former Smoke House Inn, Beck Row & The Street and Holmsey Green Road, Beck Row

Archaeological trial trench evaluation in advance of housing development at Beck Row, Mildenhall has identified substantial and well preserved evidence of Roman occupation across an area of up to 3ha, an extension to deposits previously identified at a series of adjacent excavations …

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