Osmond House

An archaeological evaluation in advance of development was carried out at Osmond House within the medieval core of Botesdale. The site was extensively disturbed during the late 19th or early part of the 20th century by the ploughing in of chalk rubble which had been dumped on the site. Two truncated pits were found; one was dated to the 18th century but in the second an assemblage of late medieval and transitional pottery including wasters and kiln debris was recovered
suggesting a production site within the vicinity …

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RAF Mildenhall Waste Water Treatment Plant

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on the proposed site for a single facility building on the RAF Mildenhall Waste Water Treatment Plant, Rookery Drove, Suffolk. This work revealed four ditches from two phases of activity, which are thought to represent fen drainage and a possible drove-way. Whilst there was no dating evidence, this activity is likely to have been post-medieval. Despite modern disturbance of the topsoil, the archaeological levels were well preserved …

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Abbey Hall, predevelopment contour survey, Eye Priory

Abbey Hall, Eye is a Grade II listed building and Scheduled Monument, being a monastic bake or brewhouse and part of the former medieval priory. A contour survey was carried out of the existing ground surface within the building to determine the current depth of overburden sealing the remains of bonded brick structures relating to the function of the late medieval building which exist below, prior to the laying of a new floor as part of the buildings conversion …

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Land adjacent to Manor Cottage

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land at Manor Cottage, Rattlesden, in order to record any archaeological evidence revealed by the groundworks. Three incised features were observed within the footprint of the proposed development, a medieval pit, a ditch and a large, deep pit of post medieval date. No features were revealed by the groundworks excavated for the garage in the north of the site …

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The Old Vicarage, Church Lane

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land at The Old Vicarage, Church Lane, Wenhaston during construction of a cartlodge/boat storein September/October 2009 …

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Chalkstone Way Sports Field

A trial trench evaluation was carried out in advance of the construction of a new football pitch, clubhouse and associated facilities. 12 trenches (total area 579m2) were excavated, representing approximately 4% of the area of the proposed development …

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Cavendish CEVCP Primary School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Cavendish Primary School, Cavendish in advance of a proposal to build an extension. Two features of archaeological interest were recorded during the work. These were a single ditch dating from the post-medieval period and a small post-hole of possible medieval date. Finds dating from the medieval to post-medieval periods were recovered from a subsoil layer and unstratified contexts …

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