Nursery Gardens, Main Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on at Nursery Gardens, Main Road, Woolverstone, in advance of a proposed housing development. The development area consists of the kitchen gardens associated with the nearby Woolverstone Hall. The development is to enable the restoration of the walled gardens, which are 18th century in date (Grade II Listed), and some of the associated 19th century structures …

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Hinderclay Road

An archaeological evaluation in advance of housing development on land at Hinderclay Road, Rickinghall Inferior, identified a single post-medieval ditch, thought to be a former field boundary …

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70 The Street, Beck Row

Archaeological monitoring during extension works at 70, The Street, Beck Row, Mildenhall identified two NW-SE aligned ditches, one of which may relate to an extensive Roman field system which lies to the NW of the site. The second ditch was stratigraphically later and may relate to a post-Roman field boundary. A single sherd of possible Roman pottery, an animal
bone fragment and a flint flake were recovered from the fill of the earlier ditch …

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Small diameter bomb maintenance and storage, RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological monitoring during the construction of Small Diameter Bomb Maintenance and Storage Facilities on the airfield at RAF Lakenheath identified two undated possible ditches. There were no finds recovered. Further evidence for the variations in the character of the landscape from sand dunes and hollows on the west side of the airfield to flatter, low lying heathland on the east side of the airfield was also identified …

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Treetops

An archaeological monitoring of footing trenches for an extension at Treetops, The Common, Mellis identified a large undated ditch, thought to be an infilled part of the medieval or postmedieval water management systems of moats, ponds and drains that are still seen within the settlement surrounding the medieval green …

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Brockley Hall

The excavation of the footings for a replacement garage at The Hall, Hawks Lane, Brockley were continuously monitored. The Hall dates to the turn of the 14th century and lies within a double-moated enclosure; it is a Grade I listed building and
a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The monitoring recorded a large ditch which ran adjacent to the hall and formerly sub-divided the moat platform. The ditch was infilled in the 16th century. This is broadly contemporary with the remodelling of the hall and the ditch may have been infilled to accommodate the addition of a crosswing. A pit which produced pottery with a date range of 13th-15th century was also found …

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58 Eriswell

The excavation of footing trenches for a single storey extension to 58 Little Eriswell exposed a range of features including an Iron Age ditch, and a ditch, three shallow pits and two postholes that are all thought to be Early Roman. Three further ditches, dated to the post-medieval period probably relate to the drainage of the fens for agriculture …

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Mill Cottage

An archaeological monitoring of garage footing trenches at Mill Cottage, Hengrave identified a large, undated ditch. This may relate to Anglo-Saxon settlement activity, identified as cropmarks on aerial photographs, on the adjacent fields to the north-west (Scheduled Monument SF 170) or to the prehistoric Fornham Cursus and its associated features (Scheduled Monument SF 114), which terminates in the field 100m to the south …

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4 Back Street

An archaeological monitoring was carried out during groundworks for a new extension to 4 Back Street, Lakenheath. A single broad ditch was identified, lying parallel and immediately adjacent to the boundary graveyard wall of the parish church. The feature was undated but is thought to likely to mark the original churchyard boundary, either pre-dating, or contemporary with, the adjacent wall …

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