New Road Layout, RAF Lakenheath

An archaeological excavation was carried out between April 2007 and August 2008 in advance of the realignment of the junction of Norwich and Plymouth Roads and Exeter Crescent at RAF Lakenheath, which lies close to an area from where 267 Anglo-Saxon burials were found in 1997. Three Anglo-Saxon burials were identified during the final stages of the work linking the existing Norwich Road into the new road, two of which were new discoveries and one of which was the second half of a burial found during pipe laying works in 2002. An Iron Age pit was also found in this area. The rest of the works revealed a series of undated E-W and NE-SW aligned ditches, which probably form part of the wider Roman and Saxon field systems identified on previous sites. Examination of the soil profiles also identified the limits of a N-S aligned linear hollow in this area …

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Witton Wind Farm

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal for the siting a wind turbine on land to the north of Brundle in the parish of Postwick. It includes an examination of the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (HER), the Norfolk NMP data (aerial photographic information), a historic map and documentary search and a site walkover. …

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Church Farm

An archaeological evaluation was carried out in advance of development on land at Church Farm, Hepworth, which lies near the centre of the village and the medieval parish church. The development, an area of c.220sqm was evaluated by a single trench. …

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The Old Post Office

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at The Old Post Office, Barnham during May 2009. The work was carried out in advance of the construction of a single dwelling within the development area. A sequence of archaeological features and layers were encountered within the trench indicative of late medieval to early post-medieval domestic settlement on the terraced hillside …

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West Row Primary School, West Row

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land behind West Row Primary School and identified a single ditch of Roman (3rd to 4th century) date. Although only a very short length of the ditch was revealed, its orientation and the character of the fills therein, strongly suggest that it was the eastward continuation of a ditch identified during a previous excavation to the west (MNL 612). Two very small sherds of hand-made sand-tempered pottery recovered from the fill of the ditch suggest the possibility that Iron Age or Saxon remains may also be present in the vicinity. A second stage of works implemented after the results of the evaluation were known involved monitoring the footings of the proposed extension and identified an undated shallow pit in the south-east corner and a small additional length of the ditch …

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The Cromwell Inn, 76 High Street

An archaeological evaluation was carried out in advance of development at the site of the former Cromwell Inn, 76 High Street which lies in the centre of Lakenheath, opposite the parish church. A desk based assessment had demonstrated the
potential for multi-period deposits to exist, in particular relating to the medieval history and development of the town …

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Catfield Wind Farm

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal for the siting of a wind turbine on land to the north east of Catfield in the parish of Hickling. The DBA includes an examination of the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (HER), the Norfolk NMP data (aerial photographic information), a historic map and documentary search and a site walkover. …

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New Housing, RAF Feltwell

An archaeological evaluation carried out on two sites at RAF Feltwell identified scattered pits across both sites, which, where dated, were largely prehistoric, as well as a possible Roman ditch, a post-medieval ditch and further undated ditches. Two finds of earlier Iron Age pottery were made on site 52796 (Cardington Road), but neither came from clear cut features or could be associated with any other specific occupation evidence. A shallow irregular pit on site 52795 (Blackdyke Close) contained sherds of earlier Neolithic Mildenhall Ware, a relatively rare local pottery dating to c.3400BC. Two circular pits, containing one sherd of Iron Age pottery were also identified on site 52795 lying in an area where overburden cover was only 0.4m. …

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Forest Survey May 2009

A rapid archaeological earthwork survey of eight forestry compartments was carried out during April- May 2009 in north-west Suffolk and south-west Norfolk to assess whether any earthworks or other visible archaeological features required protection from planned programmes of destumping, felling or other Forestry Commission activities. …

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