Ickworth House, Rotunda Basement

An archaeological monitoring was carried out in the basement of the Rotunda at Ickworth House, Ickworth, Suffolk. This revealed a brick culvert that had been filled with English bond brickwork and foundations relating to the existing walls …

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2 Chapel Lane

An archaeological monitoring was carried out at Number 2 Chapel Lane, Tuddenham on the 18th August 2009 during the mechanical excavation of foundation trenches for a new house on the plot. Five features were encountered; three narrow linear ditches and two intercutting flat-based pits/sunken featured Anglo-Saxon buildings …

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Liberty Village phase V, RAF Lakenheath

Archaeological evaluation of the Phase V redevelopment at Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath, an area of c.6.4ha, was carried out in September 2008 and January 2009. In the north-west corner of the site a ring ditch and off-centre burial, most likely of
Bronze Age date, were identified, lying some 50m to the east of a previously excavated example (ERL 148). The estimated c.40m diameter extent of the ditch means that it is a larger feature than the ERL 148 ring ditch while the off-centre grave implies the potential presence of secondary burials. As with its neighbouring monument no evidence of a central barrow mound was seen, having probably been removed by ploughing. The site though is still likely to be well preserved, as it lies within an open area between the modern road and housing blocks. …

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Irvine House, Main Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Irvine House, Main Road, Chelmondiston in advance of a proposal to build two new dwellings. Two features were identified during the evaluation, a ditch running almost perpendicular to Main Road contained pottery which could be of Roman date, and a shallow, circular post medieval pit …

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Replacement Village Hall

An archaeological evaluation carried out at Sapiston Village Hall identified a single pit containing two 13th to 14th century pot sherds and three undated, but almost certainly post-medieval, gravel extraction pits …

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Bawdsey Pillbox and groynes, east of East Lane

An archaeological monitoring was carried out along the coastline immediately east of East Lane, Bawdsey, Suffolk. This recorded a WWII hexagonal Type 22 pillbox and six 20th century east-west aligned groynes. The pillbox was largely undamaged, whilst only the structural elements of the groynes survived. Many of the groynes that were scheduled to be recorded had been removed prior to the archaeological visit …

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Former Sue Ryder Care Home/Old Rectory

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land on the site of the Old Rectory, in Cavendish, Suffolk. Most of the footing trenches were either partially filled with concrete or heavily disturbed. Two undated cut features were recorded, one of which was large, retained water and may have been a pond. Post-medieval tile and oyster shell were also found in one soil layer, as well as unstratified late medieval/post-medieval CBM and animal bone …

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Outbuildings at Bentley Hall

An archaeological monitoring was carried out during the construction of an attached boot room and a detached garage block. The monitoring revealed two post-medieval pits and the brick foundation of a former garden wall, of 18th or 19th-century date …

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Melford House

An archaeological monitoring was carried out on land to the rear of Melford House, Hall Street, Long Melford. Three trenches were monitored which revealed no archaeological features. Two pieces of pottery, one copper alloy object, several CBM fragments and one piece of animal bone were recovered from the topsoil. These were all post-medieval objects, excluding the animal bone …

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Lawshall Hall

An archaeological evaluation carried out at Lawshall Hall, Lawshall identified a series of walls and a cobbled yard surface, in addition to a small number of cut features. All the identified features were dated to the later medieval and post-medieval period …

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