Glemsford Primary School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Glemsford County Primary School in advance of a proposal to build an extension. Finds dating from the medieval to post-medieval periods were recovered from unstratified contexts …

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Land South of Belstead Grove

A desk-based assessment, to set a proposed residental development site within its immediate archaeological landscape, was carried out for through an examination of the Suffolk HER, a documentary and map study, an aerial photographic assessment and a site walkover …

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141 Bucklesham Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out at 141 Bucklesham Road, Purdis Farm, Ipswich in advance of a proposal to redevelop the site. Two features of potential archaeological interest were recorded during the work. These were charcoal and ash filled pits which were undated, but possibly relate to wartime activity at the nearby Ipswich Airfield. The site had subsequently been extensively ploughed using a rotary plough which will have removed any shallow archaeological deposits …

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Clare Primary School

An archaeological excavation was carried out on land at Clare Primary School in advance of the construction of a new all-weather sports surface. Features of probable Middle Iron Age date were revealed, consisting of a four post structure in the southeast corner of the site and a segmented curvilinear gully/ interrupted ring-ditch along the northern edge. A ditch crossing the site on the eastern side, visible on aerial photographs and early Ordnance Survey maps of the area, was confirmed as a late post-medieval/modern feature, backfilled some time after 1890 …

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Land north of Upper Lodge, Wades Lane

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land north of Upper Lodge, Wades Lane, Shotley in advance of construction of an irrigation reservoir. No archaeological interventions were recorded and the only finds, a sherd of Roman greyware and a later prehistoric worked flint, were unstratified …

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Fire Station, Bear Street

Archaeological monitoring was carried out on land adjacent to the Fire Station, Bear Street, Nayland. Whist much of the area had been subject to significant damage associated with a recently demolished building, a small area in the south west corner revealed a series of medieval post-holes, likely to be the remnants of a building …

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Land at Puddle Brook Playing Fields

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Puddle Brook Playing Fields, Haverhill, Suffolk in advance of a proposal to redevelop the site. A number of features of archaeological interest were recorded during the work. These were a number of field boundary ditches dating to ranging from the prehistoric to post-medieval periods, as well as a scatter of pits and isolated post-holes of similar dates. A cremation burial of probable prehistoric date was also recorded. A silted up stream was present at the eastern side of the site, which had been formalized as a ditch probably in the post-medieval period. This ditch was re-dug a number of times until the whole area was infilled with rubble in the 20th century …

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New Car Park, Suffolk Punch Trust Visitor Centre

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at the Suffolk Punch Stud, Hollesley Bay Colony to investigate the area of a proposed new tarmac car park to serve the recently built visitor centre on the site. An undated pit feature and a ditch of later Iron Age date were identified, demonstrating that the archaeological activity found under the visitor centre does extend through this new area …

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Burton End CP School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out at Burton End CP School, School Lane, Haverhill, in advance of proposed works to extend the school buildings and create additional parking space. Three trenches were excavated down to the top of the natural subsoil. Within two of these a small number of archaeological features comprising ditches, pits, post-holes and a possible beam-slot were revealed. Pottery sherds recovered from the fills of these features indicate that they relate to activity during the Iron Age and Roman periods …

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