West Row Primary School

Archaeological excavation and monitoring were carried out on the playground and sports field at West Row Primary School, Mildenhall, Suffolk. The work revealed well preserved and intensive use of the site throughout the Roman period, indicated by a large quarry pit and a poorly surviving soil layer, both of which contained large quantities of pottery and animal bone, as well as CBM, fired clay, quernstone, iron nails, marine shells, and other material. There were also several smaller late Roman pits/small linear features. Roman coins were found scattered over both areas of the fieldwork. The finds, as well as the environmental samples indicated that it is likely that many agricultural and food processing tasks were occurring nearby, possibly to supply the local villa, although it is thought that a domestic structure of some importance is also likely to have been located close to or on the site. …

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Little Thurlow Hall, Pound Green

Monitoring for a site strip for a swimming pool, foundation trenches for a pool house and garden steps at Little Thurlow Hall, Pound Green, Little Thurlow, were monitored in an attempt to identify features within the 18th century canal garden, or any that pre-dated it. …

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Pakefield High School

This post-excavation assessment report presents the preliminary results of an archaeological excavation that was carried out on land at Pakefield Middle School, off Kilbourn Road, Lowestoft in advance of the construction of a new High School building on the southern playing area. …

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Worlington Quarry, 2011 Phase

An archaeological monitoring was carried out during the 2011 phase of topsoil stripping prior to quarrying at Worlington Quarry, Worlington, Suffolk. These works revealed evidence of two pits and one hearth, believed to be of later prehistoric date, which between them contained two struck flints, several heated flints and charcoal. Four large modern pits were also recorded and partially excavated and are believed to relate to farming or quarrying activities …

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Land to the north of Bury St Edmunds

Through an examination of the Suffolk HER, an aerial photographic survey and a documentary search, the DBA established that development of the site could affect the settings of a Grade I Listed Building and has a very high potential for encountering Roman and medieval material in the eastern part. There was also thought to be moderate to high potential for encountering Bronze Age material throughout and for Anglo-Saxon material in the eastern part of the site …

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Muntions Areas 1 and 2, RAF Lakenheath

Monitoring during road widening in Munitions Area 1 and 2 at RAF Lakenheath identified a low density of undated features and evidence for an ancient landscape of dunes and hollows …

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Street Sweeper Dump Site, RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological monitoring in advance of the construction of a Street Sweeper Dump Site at RAF Lakenheath identified ditches and a Roman buried soil containing pottery dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries AD. These finds represent a continuation of the Roman settlement identified to the east and south of this site and on the north side of Caudle Head Mere. The features and soil layer were sealed by windblown sand which appeared to have been worked, probably in the medieval or post-medieval period. The eastern end of the site had been truncated by levelling for a heavy vehicle compound, but evidence from the monitoring suggests that archaeological horizons on this side may have been previously truncated by the ploughing …

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Abbey Farm

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal by the Environment Agency and the RSPB to create an area of new conservation habitats such as freshwater reed marsh, on land at Abbey Farm Snape, and includes an examination of the Suffolk Sites and Monuments Record, a documentary search and an aerial photographic study. …

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Holywells Cottage, Boon Close

Archaeological monitoring during two extensions to Holywell Cottage, Boon Close, Bury St Edmunds, a former Pesthouse, identified a flint platform probably laid down prior to construction in 1665, in order to raise the building above that of the surrounding water meadows …

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