Worlington Quarry evaluation

Two evaluations at Bay Farm, Worlington Quarry revealed sparse archaeological remains of probable prehistoric date and a small quantity of later Bronze Age flints. The findings indicate a lack of settlement-related activity and suggest that use of the land was low-level and infrequent …

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Fornham Hall

The monitoring of construction and service trenches during the building of houses and garages exposed evidence for the village of Fornham St Genevieve. Surfaces of chalk, clay and soil layers with medieval pottery which are likely to be the remains of buildings were found below a destruction layer from the north end of Fornham Hall. These surfaces survived between brick foundations for the Hall. An undated ditch on a separate alignment to the hall was probably from the redundant village and a gravel surface may be evidence of the NW-SE road through Fornham that was later diverted when the hall was built. The reopening of an iron sewage pipe unearthed human skeletal remains within the redundant churchyard and these were reburied …

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POV was, RAF Mildenhall

An archaeological excavation in advance of the construction of a new car washing unit at RAF Mildenhall identified sequences of ditches, pits, other features and a possible occupation soil layer. These may be later prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval features, (as well as three undated cuts). Finds from these periods were also recovered. Some of the features had been truncated by modern disturbance and bioturbation, although generally the archaeological levels survived well …

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Land Adjacent to Beech House Hospital

The evaluation and subsequent soil strip undertaken on land adjacent to Beech House, Exning during the construction of a car park identified several ditches and a small number of pits and postholes. A layer of Roman tiles was partially exposed towards the centre of the site. Finds included pottery and a large collection of coins (that were recovered through metal detecting) both of which date from the late 3rd to 4th centuries. The combined evidence leads to the suggestion that buildings were occupied on the site during this period and that rubbish also accumulated …

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Land adjacent to Park Grove, Euston Estate

An archaeological evaluation and excavation of arable farmland in advance of the construction of a farm reservoir identified two phases of activity. The earliest was a possible focus of Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age occupation, which was indicated by the presence of scattered finds and one posthole, firmly dated to this phase by its pottery assemblage and the result of a radiocarbon analysis of hazel shell collected from its fill. The second was a more substantial scatter of pits and postholes, representing a period of domestic Iron Age activity in three areas, of which two were immediately investigated further in small open area excavations …

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9 Chapelside, Chapel Green

Monitoring of footings at the rear of Chapelside, 9 Chapel Green, Long Melford, revealed a Roman pit of first to second century date and a small area of modern activity, almost certainly relating to the construction of an extension …

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Linden Lea, Mellis Road

An archaeological evaluation identified a single, large, post-medieval possible ditch. Trenches 1-3 contained unstratified medieval and post-medieval material …

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St. Peters Nursing home, Out Risbygate St

An archaeological monitoring was carried out at St. Peters nursing home, Out Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds. The site lies within the boundaries of St. Peters hospital (BSE 048) a medieval hospital for lepers and previous work in the area has found at least twelve medieval graves (BSE 218). …

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