Barnham Cross Common

A Rapid Identification Survey for heritage assets in advance of a proposed program of heath re-creation and restoration at Barnham Cross Common SSSI and Elm Road Field SSSI, Thetford has identified a series of features of local significance …

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Guildhall Feoffment Primary School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out at the Guildhall Feoffment Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Two trenches were excavated, revealing a series of medieval quarry pits. Post-medieval quarry pits were also excavated, as well as pits of uncertain function. Two postholes were recorded and these may have been medieval or post-medieval. Layers of post-medieval garden soil and a series of late post-medieval surface or levelling deposits were also excavated across both trenches, sealing the features. Finds included pottery (Late Saxon, medieval, post-medieval and modern), medieval and post-medieval brick and tile, post-medieval window and bottle glass, slag, animal remains and oyster shell, as well as undiagnostic struck flint. The features were generally well preserved under the garden soil and the environmental samples produced evidence of cereal processing (possibly including malting) or the use of cereal waste for kindling, as well as wood charcoal, and hammerscale residues. This material suggests that agricultural, industrial and domestic activities were likely to be taking place in the vicinity …

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Land adjacent 17 Beeches Road, West Row

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on an area of land adjacent to 17, Beeches Road, West Row, Mildenhall, Suffolk, in advance of a small housing development. The site is situated on the corner of Beeches Road and Mildenhall Road …

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Land West of Norwich Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land west of Norwich Road, Scole, to assess the impact of advance of a proposed residential and community infrastructure development. The trenching identified only limited archaeological evidence for past activity in the site, with features primarily relating to medieval or post-medieval field systems and a 19th century structure. There was minimal evidence for any activity prior to the medieval period and in particular no evidence for occupation extending north from the known Iron Age/Roman settlement, or for medieval roadside occupation (although trenching immediately adjacent to the road was limited) …

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Land to the rear of 32 and 34 Church Lane

An archaeological evaluation by trial trenching was carried out by Suffolk Archaeology at land to the rear of 32 and 34 Church Lane, Isleham, Cambridgeshire. The evaluation assessed c.5% of a parcel of fallow agricultural land covering 0.7ha for archaeological evidence …

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Farm Cottage, Heckfield Green

An archaeological evaluation was carried out in the gardens of Farm Cottage, Heckfield Green, Hoxne, Suffolk, in advance of a planning application for a residential property. A single ditch of probable medieval or post-medieval date was identified in the 15m trench but overall the site appears to lie just outside of any area of medieval settlement which would have bordered Heckfield Green …

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Hadleigh Quarry (Phase 2), Peyton Hall Farm

An archaeological excavation was carried out in advance of an extension to the existing Hadleigh Quarry, Peyton Hall Farm, Hadleigh, which revealed a series of features interpreted as field boundaries the majority of which dated from the medieval period and were suggestive of a pastoral economy. At least one group of ditches represented Iron Age boundary features and a single, un-urned cremation burial, radiocarbon dated to the Late Iron Age/Early Roman period was noted close to a junction of Iron Age boundaries …

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Land at Warrens Barn, Jacks Field, The Street

A program of archaeological evaluation was carried out to assess the impact to heritage assets for the development of seven new properties and garages at Land to the rear of Warrens Barn in Witnesham, Suffolk …

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Eye Castle

Monitoring visits and a photographic record were made of the bailey wall and keep of Eye Castle during a campaign of repairs to consolidate the monument …

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