7 Cannon Street

An archaeological monitoring was carried out during the building of an extension to No.7 Cannon Street Bury St Edmunds. A single medieval pit was uncovered and partially excavated, which was dated 12th to 14th centuries. An unusual component of the assemblage was a large collection of fish bones …

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Sheringham Court, Milton Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Little Sheringham Court, Milton Road, Stowmarket in April 2010. During this work, archaeological features, consisting of ditches, pits, post-holes, and planting features associated with formal gardens, were recorded and artefacts ranging from the prehistoric to the post-medieval periods were recovered. These findings suggested aside from the later activity, an area of possibly significant medieval occupation existed within the site with a back ground of low level prehistoric activity …

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EDF Test Pits, Sizewell Power Station

Monitoring of test pits at Sizewell Power Station, Leiston was carried out in order to record any archaeological evidence revealed by the groundworks. Three areas were targeted and a total of 36 pits observed. These revealed significant modern disturbance in Zone Central (LCS 159), to a depth of over 4m in places, but little archaeological interest, with only three other pits containing anything other than undisturbed ground. These were a single pit with modern disturbance in Zone North (LCS 158), a pit with evidence of waterlogged deposits in the north of Zone South (LCS 160) and evidence of a channel, pond or wet hollow in the south of LCS 160. This latter feature contained a sherd of medieval pottery and lies just north of known medieval settlement evidence. A small quantity of unstratified medieval pottery was also collected from the plough soil in LCS 160 …

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Tilbury Fort - replacement of the main electrical supply

Continuous archaeological monitoring of the hand excavation of a trench dug to replace the electrical supply cable to the buildings within Tilbury Fort was undertaken during October 2010. A total of 265m of hand dug trench was examined, the majority of which was within an existing trench excavated for the original supply cable. …

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Land between Main Road and Felixstowe Road

Archaeological fieldwalking and metal-detection surveys were carried out on land between Main Road and Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, Suffolk. This was carried out after a geophysical survey that indicated the presence of possible prehistoric and medieval ditches, and prior to a trenched evaluation …

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Barn at Green Meadow

Archaeological recording was carried out during the conversion of the barn at Green Meadow, Hessett into a domestic dwelling. The project consisted of two parts: the first is a written and photographic record at English Heritage (2006) Level 3 of a grade II listed barn adjacent to a cottage known as Green Meadows; the second is the monitoring of the ground work associated with the barn redevelopment, which included the replacement of dwarf walls that were underpinning the historic barn with concrete footings and re-laid bricks …

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The Old Manse, Barn Street

Archaeological monitoring visits were made to The Old Manse, Barn Street, Lavenham. Two large pits were observed in the excavated northern section of the site. Pottery recovered from one of these features was likely to be of 15th or 16th century date. The pottery belonged to a cistern with a bung hole and was probably used to store water or other fluids, possibly associated with the wool dying industry. Considerable quantities of roof tile observed in the 15th/16th century pits might suggest demolition and/or construction of buildings as part of the expansion of the town during this important industrial period …

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Windsor Circle, RAF Lakenheath

Additional trenching at Windsor Circle (see SCCAS Report No. 2011/001) infilled gaps in the original trench plan and further defined the extent of two areas of archaeological interest, identifying ditches and pits of Mid Anglo-Saxon or Late Iron Age/Roman date …

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