St Felix RC Primary School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out at St. Felix RC Primary School, School Lane, Haverhill, in advance of proposed works to extend the school buildings and create a hard play area. Four trenches were excavated down to the top of the natural subsoil. Within two of these two sections, of what is probably the same ditch, were revealed. Pottery sherds recovered from the fill of this feature indicate that it relates to activity during 11th-12th century. A small number of residual Roman sherds were also recovered …

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Bushy Lane

An archaeological evaluation was carried out to assess land at Bushy Lane, Hollesleyin advance of the proposed development of four new houses. Twelve trenches were excavated across a 0.9ha area, with minimal archaeological remains being encountered. Several relatively modern possible quarry-pits were identified, and a single possible pit was located in Trench 2 …

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HWRC, South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, Hadenham Road

This post-excavation assessment report presents the evidence from an archaeological evaluation and subsequent excavation at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, Hadenham Road, Gisleham, Suffolk …

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Barns at Vale Farm

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land at Vale Farm, Sutton during ground reduction within timber-framed farm buildings, along with groundwork for drainage, during July to September 2009. A number of archaeological features were recorded, including pits and foundations for demolished buildings. None of these can be shown to pre-date the barns. No finds were recovered during the fieldwork …

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Land at Crown Lane

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Crown Lane, Ixworth between 2nd and 3rd December 2009 in advance of redevelopment for housing. Twenty-one linear trenches were excavated across the area, following field-walking and metal detecting across the site between the 30th September and 1st October 2009 which had recovered a small number of scattered finds. No archaeological features were encountered but a small number of metal objects were recovered from the topsoil and subsoil during metal detecting of the spoil, mostly dating to the medieval period …

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Blackdyke Close Excavation, RAF Feltwell

An archaeological excavation was carried out in two areas on land north of Blackdyke Close on RAF Feltwell, Norfolk. This work, along with the evaluation already completed, uncovered 6 pits that are thought to be prehistoric, at least one of which was Iron Age. A buried occupation soil, formed in a natural hollow, was also uncovered and contained Early Neolithic Mildenhall Ware and flint tools, as well as later Neolithic to Early Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery and animal bone. Further Mildenhall Ware, other prehistoric pottery and animal bone was also recovered in small quantities from several more
contexts. A single, undated ditch was found in the first excavation area …

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Smear Farm, Smear Lane East

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land at Smear Farm, Smear Lane East, Reydon, in advance of the construction of a new house. The footing trenches for the house and a series of trenches excavated for a ground source heating system were inspected. Within these, two parallel ditches were recorded, one of which contained a small number of pottery sherds dated to the L11th-12th century, whilst the other yielded 13th-14th century pottery. The natural subsoil comprised clean yellow sand and gravel at a depth of c. 0.3m below ground level …

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Dennington School, Laxfield Road

An archaeological evaluation carried out on land at Dennington School, Laxfield Road, Dennington identified a number of features of archaeological interest. These included pits and a ditch of probable Early Iron Age date, sealed by a subsoil deposit, that was in turn cut by a number of post-holes of possible medieval date. Finds from the prehistoric and medieval periods were collected during the evaluation …

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Thorington Hall

Archaeological monitoring of new service trenches was carried out at Thorington Hall, Stoke by Nayland (TM 0131 3546; SBN 087). Two features were noted both of which related to activity at the Thorington Hall since its 17th century construction, and included a large rubbish pit of 18th-19th century date. A small number of medieval ceramic sherds were collected as unstratified finds from the upcast spoil, suggesting activity of this date in the near vicinity …

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