17 Benton Street

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land at 17 Benton Street, Hadleigh, during the excavation of strip foundations for a new dwelling on the site on the 10th January 2011. No archaeologically relevant artefacts or deposits were observed, a large modern refuse pit was noted in the centre of the site and foundations for a prior garage structure were present towards the north-eastern corner of the footings …

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Brick Kiln Farm

An archaeological investigation consisting of fieldwalking and metal detecting survey, followed by evaluation by trial trench was carried out on land at Brick Kiln Farm, Hemingstone in advance of a proposal to develop the site. No pre-modern evidence was recovered during the two walkover surveys but archaeological deposits were identified during the evaluation. Trench 1 in the northern part of the main field contained features of early medieval date, including a cluster of post-holes likely to form a part of a building of some kind. The finds associated with these features were of a domestic nature, implying occupation either on or very close to the site during the 11th-12th century …

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Wangford Quarry: proposed southern extension

Trial trench evaluation of the proposed southern extension to Wangford Quarry, identified a series of ditches in the western half of the site, some of these on the same alignment as ditches extending from site WNF 023 to the north. It is possible that these ditches are part of a single N-S/E-W rectilinear enclosure, which could be up to 260m in length, or a series of separate ditch systems, possibly including some smaller enclosures, all on similar alignments. The ditch system may be medieval but a later prehistoric or Roman date cannot be ruled out …

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40 Peckham Street

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land behind 40 Peckham Street, Bury St Edmunds. Three trial trenches uncovered a clay building platform in association with a probable clay oven and at least two hearths. There were also several pits that were cut through a buried soil layer which was present particularly towards the east and north of the site. The pits are likely to be contemporary with the clay platform and several contained medieval pottery that is dated 12th-15th century. The orientation of the clay platform falls approximately at right angles to Long Brackland Street and it is possible that this may be evidence for a substantial cross-wing from a property on that street. It is clear from the evaluation that the settlement evidence represents a significant archaeological resource from an area of the medieval town from which little is known …

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Fence realignment, Peacekeeper Park, RAF Lakenheath

An archaeological monitoring of postholes for a new fenceline on land to the north of Caudle Head, RAF Lakenheath, identified a probable build up of preserved occupation soils relating to Roman occupation …

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The Old Slaugterhouse, Chediston Street

Monitoring of ground works for an extension to The Old Slaughterhouse, Chediston Street, Halesworth, was carried out as a condition of the planning consent in order to record any archaeological evidence revealed by the groundworks. The excavated building footprint revealed made-up ground to a depth of over 1m which may have at least partly been deposited during the construction of the adjacent Old Slaughterhouse. Post-medieval finds were common throughout the made up layers but one medieval sherd was also recovered. At the base of the excavated footprint two features were recorded cutting the natural clay subsoil, each containing finds of post-medieval date …

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Lane Corner, Palmers Lane

Monitoring of ground works for an extension to Lane Corner, Palmers Lane, Walberswick, was carried out as a condition of the planning consent in order to record any archaeological evidence revealed by the groundworks. Strip foundations revealed made-up ground to a depth of 1m close to the house which may be the fill of a large pit, whilst in the south of the footings layers which may relate to construction/demolition activity on or close to the site were identified. The finds from these layers are medieval to post medieval in date and floortile which is likely to have originated from the nearby St. Andrews church …

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