Hengrave Lock and Cavenham Lock, River Lark

A building recording project was carried out on two locations along the River Lark, Suffolk, to record two locks structures known as the Cavenham Lock and the Hengrave Lock, which had been part of the Lark Navigation. Some time was also spent monitoring repair works carried out on the Cavenham Lock. …

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Pakefield Middle and Primary Schools

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Pakefield Middle School and Pakefield Primary School between the 25th and 29th January 2010. A total of 18 trenches was excavated, with one trench being abandoned due to access issues and the presence of underground services. A number of features of archaeological significance were located, mostly towards the eastern side of the current Middle School playing field, with a single large feature towards the western side of the playing field …

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Base Perimeter Road, RAF Mildenhall

An archaeological excavation was carried out on land to the north of the runway on RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk. An 8m wide strip was excavated prior to the construction of a new perimeter road. This uncovered evidence of pits and ditches of Iron Age and Roman date, forming possible rectilinear field systems and other intermittant activity. The most substantial level of activity appears to have occurred in the 2nd-3rd century. The finds and environmental evidence, notably pottery, animal bone and environmental samples, suggests an agrarian site that was not located close to the main settlement. Low levels of natural and man-made intrusions had slightly disturbed the archaeological levels …

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15 Sicklesmere Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at 15 Sicklesmere Road, Bury StEdmunds, Suffolk in advance of residential development. The trial trenching identified a scatter of features belonging to two distinct phases of activity in the Mesolithic/Neolithic and middle Bronze Age-Early Iron Age periods, which have been dated by the recovery of small flint assemblages …

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Waterwood Cottage

Monitoring of groundworks for a new dwelling at Waterwood Cottage, Butley, was carried out as a condition of the planning consent in order to record any archaeological evidence revealed. Although strip foundations revealed no archaeological interventions one sherd of medieval pottery was recovered as an unstratified find whilst various examples of worked masonry were found amongst the cottage demolition rubble. These are almost certain to have originated from Butley Abbey, and had been incorporated into the largely brick built cottage walls …

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Puddlebrook Playing Fields

An archaeological excavation was carried out on Puddlebrook Playing Fields, Haverhill following an evaluation which revealed evidence dating from the prehistoric to the post-medieval period, and in particular a cremation burial dating to the Late Bronze Age. The excavation identified a second cremation pit also of Late Bronze Age date but no other features…

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93 Friday Street, West Row

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at 93 and rear of 97 Friday Street, West Row, Mildenhall, Suffolk in advance of residential development. Other than a single post-medieval or modern pit, a 3rd century Roman coin and a 17th-18th century silver love token, no archaeological deposits were identified although the potential archaeological horizon was well preserved …

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Land north of School Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on Land to the north of School Road, Risby, Suffolk in advance of a planning application to construct a new Pre-school. Three linear features containing medieval material were identified in the 42m of trenching indicating a phase of activity from the 12th century. These lay c.25m north from the road frontage and may simply represent former field boundaries in the area of open farmland between the two settlement cores of the village. Alternatively they may indicate activity to the rear of potential occupation along the road …

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Land off Bures Road

An archaeological excavation was carried out on land off of Bures Road, Great Cornard in advance of the relocation of Sudbury Rugby club grounds in May 2007. The excavation has identified evidence of funerary activity in the Bronze Age period, with a possible earlier phase of occupation in the Mesolithic/Early Neolithic. Features identified consisted of a sparse scatter of pits lying adjacent to a small ring ditch with central pit. A small finds assemblage, predominantly consisting of struck flint, indicated that activity on the site was not domestic in nature …

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