Alderwood PRU Centre, Raeburn Road

The remains of a group of three underground air raid shelters were discovered during groundwork associated with the replacement of temporary accommodation at Alderwood PRU Centre, Raeburn Road, Ipswich. They consisted of single, elongated chambers formed from pre-cast concrete panels. The roofs of all three had been pushed in and the internal spaces filled with sand and gravel. They are within the former playing fields of a group of three schools that were present in this area during the Second World War. All three of these schools have since been demolished and the playing fields redeveloped with modern housing, the PRU Centre and a new primary school. It is highly likely that the three shelters identified are part of a much larger group or groups of shelters that would have been associated with the former school sites …

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Glebe House monitoring

Archaeological monitoring of groundworks at Glebe House, Beyton, took place after an evaluation which had uncovered two undated ditches. The monitoring works revealed a further ditch, producing fired clay and animal bone, whilst a small pit containing an ashy deposit and a post-medieval or modern pit were also recorded. The ditch is thought to be associated with those revealed in the evaluation and these may be medieval or postmedieval plot/property boundaries or field boundaries. The burnt fill within the pit possibly represents occupation near to the roadside …

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Moneypot Hill Farm

An archaeological excavation was carried out at the Grade II listed Moneypot Hill Farm, Redgrave on the site of the former timber-framed cottage that was irreparably damaged by fire in February 2006. The building was modest, constructed in two main stages in the mid and late 16th century probably by tenant farmers. A chimney was inserted in the 17th century and the
building extended in the 18th century. Around the turn of the 19th century part of the original mid 16th century building was demolished …

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Barns adjacent to Hazel Stubb Farm, Burton End

A programme of building recording and archaeological monitoring was carried out during the conversion of barns at Hazel Stubb Farm, Haverhill …

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107 Northgate Street

A programme of archaeological work was undertaken ahead of development on land adjacent to 107 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Northgate Street being one of the major Saxon and medieval road lines into the town. The archaeological work provided evidence of structures in both timber, along the street frontage, and later flint and brick, at right angles to the road. Activity at the rear of the property included rubbish pits, a well and a ditch. Recovered finds dated from the medieval period onwards …

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5 The Street, Holywell Row

An archaeological evaluation in advance of housing development at 5 The Street, Holywell Row, Mildenhall did not identify any archaeological deposits, with trenching showing a typical profile of the natural fen edge topography with the subsoil sealed at depth below windblown sand deposits …

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Street Farm, The Street, Holywell Row

An archaeological evaluation in advance of housing development at Street Farm, The Street, Holywell Row, Mildenhall identified two undated ditches, possibly relating to prehistoric or Roman activity, sealed at depth below substantial windblown sand deposits, a typical feature of the natural fen edge topography …

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Elmside Farm

An archaeological evaluation in advance of housing development at Elmside Farm, Walsham Le Willows identified unstratified evidence of a phase of activity in the Roman period with possible associated truncated features. A medieval phase of activity, consisting of unstratified material and a pair of parallel ditches in broad alignment with the adjacent Townhouse Road, was also identified …

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