Palace House Stables

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal to relocate the National Horseracing Museum. It includes an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record (HER) and a historic map and documentary search …

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Silver Birches

After an earlier trenched evaluation had identified archaeological features dating from the Middle Saxon to medieval periods, an excavation was undertaken over an area of c.600 square metres …

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71-72 Churchgate Street

The evaluation and monitoring at 71-72 Churchgate Street produced evidence of medieval occupation with a limited number of pits and a large oven, possibly a malting kiln. Examination of the remains of an east-west flint and brick wall that was demolished as part of the development indicated that it was built after the mid-late 17th century and was not a longstanding property boundary stretching back from Guildhall Street. It was also established that there were no medieval soil levels surviving but that there was a large accumulation of soil after the 17th century …

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Egg production building, Worlingworth Hall

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Worlingworth Hall in advance of a proposal to build a new egg production unit. Pottery mainly dating from the Roman period was recovered from the ploughed field surface, and is likely to have originated from a Roman site in the field north of Worlingworth Hall. A single ditch was identified as a former boundary visible on the 1945 aerial photograph and thus backfilled after this date …

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Ubbeston Lodge

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on the proposed site of Ubbeston Lodge, Low Road, Ubbeston. A single 10m trench was excavated immediately adjacent the footprint of the proposed structure, which revealed a single undated ditch aligned approximately northwest-southeast. No artefacts were recovered from the ditch fill or the upcast spoil from the trench. The natural subsoil consisted of pale orange clay which occurred at a depth of 0.4m …

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Tilbury Fort - recording in culvert void

Archaeological recording was undertaken within a void in the southeast curtain earthwork that was discovered during works to repair a drainage culvert. A substantial brick-built wall on a timber base was exposed within the void. Its appearance and alignment suggest it was possibly part of the original southeast curtain wall or a wall associated with the gun platforms of the southern bastion. No other archaeological features or deposits were identified and no artefacts were recovered, although a sample of brick from the wall was retained as well as a piece of the timber …

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Land adjacent Beech Farm

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land adjacent to and west of Beeches Farm, Bardwell, Suffolk. Throughout the 13 trenches, 5 compacted chalk surfaces were uncovered as well as the foundations for one E-W aligned and another N-S aligned wall. These were thought to be post-medieval and associated with a farmyard building complex that housed cattle. Up to three undated pit/ditch cuts were also identified. Two finds indicated material of potentially medieval date, but these had probably been reused or were redeposited. Modern disturbance was present in many of the trenches, though usually only to a limited depth that did not truncate the archaeological levels …

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Rear of 4 Highfield Approach

An archaeological trial trench excavated within the footprint of a proposed new dwelling revealed a two pits; one of Roman date and the other modern. Two other irregular shaped features were recorded, but were thought to be natural in origin …

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Chapel Cottage

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal to erect three houses and associated amenities. The DBA includes an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record and a historic map and documentary search …

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