Borough Offices DBA

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken in advance of the sale of the St Edmundsbury District Council Offices on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. This DBA includes an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record (HER), a documentary and historic map search and a site walkover …

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All Saints Church

A photographic survey and monitoring of ground works was undertaken at Fornham All Saints church. The position of five burials were recorded, three of which were lifted for reburial. The shallow depth suggests that the burials pre-dated the 19th century but beyond this they were undated. The evidence of the building recording demonstrated that the windows of the north aisle had been partly re-set and that the north aisle wall post-dated the construction of the north transept …

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Metal Detector Survey

A metal detector survey was carried out on an unploughed field as part of the evaluation of the site for a new Community Woodland at Elmswell, Suffolk. Most of the finds were medieval or early post medieval and attributed to casual loss but also included was a mount from an Early Saxon hanging bowl which may be indicative of a cemetery site nearby …

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Shrubbery Farm

The evaluation identified a ditch suggested to be the eastern edge to Hessett Green and a range of shallow features, some of which are medieval. The site is thought to be truncated but a significant collection of pottery recovered from beneath the topsoil is dated to the Late Saxon and medieval periods and is probably evidence of settlement in the area …

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Brook Farmhouse

Monitoring of ground works at the moated, Grade II listed, Brook Farmhouse, Beyton recorded well-preserved archaeological deposits. On the moat platform a yard surface and postholes associated with a 16th century extension to the original medieval house, overlay a medieval garden soil. A medieval ditch dividing the platform and probably originally separating the garden from the house produced 12-14th century pottery. Off the moat, the footings of a 19th century granary, a medieval field ditch and a yard surface and postholes dating to 17-18th century were recorded …

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15-17 Eastgate Street

The monitoring of excavations for a housing development was carried out on this site which lies alongside the River Lark outside of the East gate of the town. A short trench was also excavated in lieu of monitoring. Up to three wells were uncovered and the remains of five clay-lined troughs towards the rear of the property that are interpreted as tanning pits. Supporting evidence included a large collection of animal horn cores, which are a waste product of tanning. The finds
evidence suggests that at least one of the troughs is dated to the 17th century. A documentary search of the evidence confirms the presence of tanners in the area from medieval times …

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Recreation Ground, Whitton Church Lane phase 2

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Recreation Ground, Whitton Church Lane, Whitton as a second phase of evaluation in advance of a proposed development for sports pitches. The trenches excavated in this phase encountered pits and linear ditches generally of Late Iron Age/Early Roman date, similar to those identified previously (SCCAS report 2009/045) and clarified the nature and extent of the features already identified. This report forms a short summary of the works, with a full report anticipated to be integrated within any report of the likely further works …

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Land adj 19 New Street

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land adjacent to 19 New Street, Sudbury. A thick deposit of topsoil of c.1m depth had been dumped behind retaining walls against the New Street and Croft Road frontages. This deposit contained abundant brick, tile, slate and coal fragments and is likely to be contemporary with the existing Victorian dwelling at 19 New Street. Below this dumped layer was a thinner spread of probable in situ topsoil but no archaeological features or significant deposits were recognised between this and the underlying sand and gravel natural deposits. Three sherds of medieval pottery were unstratified finds from the spoil and could either have been brought in with the dumped topsoil or might have originated from the site itself …

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