Land North of Esmond House, Ipswich Road

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken during October 2007 to investigate the potential for buried archaeology within an area of land to the north of Esmond House, Ipswich Road, Orford, in advance of a housing development …

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Ilketshall Hall Farm

Evaluation on land at Ilketshall Hall Farm was required to investigate the archaeological potential of the site. Three ditches identified within the trenches may be associated with an early co-axial field system but all finds recovered from their fills were of post-medieval date. Three smaller linear features in Trench 2 appear to be associated with each other and pre-date at least one of the larger ditches, these containied a small quantity of early medieval pottery. No features contained sufficient evidence to suggest the presence of concentrated occupation in the direct vicinity. A single Neolithic or Bronze Age flint fragment raises the possibility of prehistoric activity in the area …

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Church of St. Mary

The insertion of the below ground pipe-work for a new toilet in the tower of the church required the excavation of trenches both internal and external to the standing building. The floor level in the tower was found to be c.0.8 metres higher
than the external ground-level and comprised successive layers of fill. While the top c.0.4 metres were interpreted as later deposits, the lower layers were thought to have been associated with the original construction of the tower and the result of the need to provide a consistently level floor throughout the church on what was a sloping site …

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333a - 389 Bramford Road

Trial trenching and a subsequent excavation carried out in advance of a residential development identified a dense concentration of small pits or postholes (some containing worked flints) in the south western part of the site is assumed to indicate activity during the later prehistoric period although the precise nature of this activity is unknown …

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Brett Aggregates

Archaeological monitoring of the initial topsoil strip in advance of an extension to the existing Waldringfield Quarry, Martlesham, undertaken during October 2007 revealed three undated ditches interpreted as early field boundaries …

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Walberswick Church

Provision of a new disabled toilet at the Church of St. Andrew, Walberswick included considerable ground disturbance within the body of the nave of the medieval church (now ruined). Three trenches were manually excavated as an
evaluation on the line of the proposed sewer within the body of the church, and subsequently the sewer trench itself was excavated by archaeologists. …

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Framlingham Castle - New Admissions Building

Archaeological monitoring of groundworks associated with the construction of a new admissions building within the Outer Bailey at Framlingham Castle, Framlingham was undertaken during November 2007. …

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Holywells Park - Moated Enclosure

Archaeological monitoring of the moat desilting at Holywells Park, Ipswich was undertaken during December 2006. During these operations four lengths of tree trunk that had been bored through longitudinally were recovered. Each had a tapered end which fitted in to the opposite end of its neighbour and together they formed a pipe some 12m in length. They were recovered underneath a causeway across one arm of the moat and would have allowed water to flow from one side to the other although this is believed to be a secondary use as they appear to have been designed to withstand substantial internal pressure such as that required in an ornamental fountain. A fountain is marked on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map some 270m to the west of the findspot. …

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