Clare Castle

Survey of the masonry remains of the shell keep and bailey wall of Clare Castle were undertaken during consolidation of the monument which dates back to the first period of castle building in Suffolk following the Norman Conquest …

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Street Farm, The Street

An evaluation by trial trenching revealed post-medieval ploughsoil and 19th/20th century garden soil horizons, a large post-medieval pit of unknown function and a 19th century wall foundation; the latter is thought to have been associated with a stable yard or adjoining cottage recorded on the Redgrave tithe map of 1846 …

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Land off Risbygate Street and Nelson Road

An archaeological excavation was carried out in advance of planned development following a previous phase of evaluation which had identified remains of medieval, post-medieval and early modern activity surviving underneath the current carpark surface at relatively shallow depths. The excavation revealed a large number of wells, both medieval and post-medieval in date, as well as apparent structural remains (post-hole alignments and possible beam slots) of early/high medieval date …

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South Relief Road

An archaeological desk based assessment (DBA) was undertaken to inform the planning process in advance of a proposed scheme to construct a Southern Relief Road. The results suggested there was a limited potential for encountering archaeological remains dating from the prehistoric through to the Anglo-Saxon period along the proposed route and a slightly higher potential for encountering remains of the medieval period, particularly towards the western end of the route where a documented deer park may be present …

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Northern Spine Road

An archaeological desk based assessment (DBA) was undertaken to inform the planning process in advance of a proposed scheme to construct the Lowestoft Northern Spine Road. The results suggested that, other than an area of undated cropmarks close to the southern end of the site there was very little in existing records to suggest the sited had any specific potential for encountering archaeological remains of any period …

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Grafton Way

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on a parcel of land to the south of Grafton Way, Ipswich, in advance of a mixed use development. A total of five trenches were excavated which revealed extensive marsh deposits beneath mid-19th century reclamation deposits. Remains of two 19th century structures relating to a former railway goods station were recorded but no earlier features were noted. A single leather shoe, possibly 15th century in date, was recovered from a peat layer c.2m below present ground level …

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Milford, Water Lane

Trenching revealed a ditch, perpendicular to Water Lane, which may have marked a property boundary. Two sections across a part of the ditch revealed medieval pottery and animal bone dated to the 13th century. The trench was very disturbed and the overburden was very deep at c.1.2m …

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