RAF Feltwell WWII buildings

An archaeological survey was carried out at three sites on RAF Feltwell, Norfolk. This revealed three largely concrete structures that had been built and used during and after World War II. These included a square water tank (WT), an L-shaped air-raid shelter (ARS) and a diesel and leaded petroleum bulk fuel installation (BFI) …

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Aviary Wall Recording, Abbey Gardens

An archaeological study was undertaken of the 'Aviary Wall', in the Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. The wall is the remains of a range of monastic service buildings, constructed against the inside of the precinct wall within the medieval Abbey. The work included a drawn and photographic survey of each elevation of the wall and the hand-excavation of two tests holes …

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MUGA Pitch, Hartismere High School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on part of the playing field at Hartismere High School in advance of the development of a new sports pitch. The 200m of trenching identified a spread of archaeological features, predominantly in the centre and north-east of the site, relating to a main phase of Roman activity. A finds assemblage contained Roman pottery of early and late date, a range of metal finds, chiefly late Roman coins, and ceramic building material suggesting a structure was located in the vicinity. Earlier Neolithic and Bronze Age material indicated a more limited amount of earlier activity on the site …

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Drinkstone Hall

This Desk Based Assessment (DBA) of Drinkstone Hall was carried out ahead of proposed development and assessed the potential of the site for heritage assets through an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record (HER), documentary and cartographic search, and historic building assessment …

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Plymouth Road Car park, RAF Lakenheath

An archaeological excavation was carried out on land to the south of Plymouth Road within the confines of RAF Lakenheath Airbase, between June and July 2006. This work was carried out in advance of the construction of a carpark on previously unused land that had been part of a belt of trees forming a shepherds droveway. …

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The Old Vicarage

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land at the Old Vicarage, Badwell Ash prior to the construction of a cartlodge garage. The site appears to have been remodelled, probably prior to the construction of the house, possibly through quarrying. Three modern features were observed cutting into the redeposited gravels, all of which were backfilled with building debris including brick, tile and iron fixtures and fittings …

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57 High Street

An archaeological monitoring was carried out to the rear of Bunches & Bows, 57 High Street, Brandon, Suffolk. Three trenches were constantly monitored, revealing a post-medieval wall that is thought to relate to buildings seen on early Ordnance Survey maps. Two undated layers were also recorded in Trench 3 and may indicate surviving occupation deposits, including an episode of burning. Various layers of modern or post-medieval construction debris and disturbance were identified throughout the trenches …

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Wind Energy Development, Airfield Industrial Estate,

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal for the siting of three wind turbines on land to the north-west of the historic town of Eye, on the site of a disused World War II airfield in the parishes of Eye and Yaxley. It includes an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record (HER), an aerial photographic survey, a historic map and documentary search and a site walkover, but not include a visual impact assessment of the proposed development on the historic landscape, which was addressed in a separate report. …

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6 Market Place

An archaeological monitoring was carried out during the construction of an extension to the rear of 6 Market Place, Mildenhall, a Grade II listed building dating to the late 16th century. A large pit of unknown date and a buried soil layer were identified immediately to the rear of the property, the latter containing a sizeable pottery assemblage consisting of late 16th century Rhenish stonewares. These are possibly derived from single act of deposition such as a tavern clearance and, being contemporary with the property, therefore suggest a possible original function for the building or one of its immediate neighbours …

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