Land between Main Road and Felixstowe Road

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken in the summer and autumn of 2012 on land between Main Road and Felixstowe Road, Martlesham. Seventy-three trenches revealed a number of linear features thought to include field boundaries, internal subdivision and irrigation ditches and plough lines as well as a smaller number of pits and postholes …

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Land to rear of 23 and 26 Hall Close

A single evaluation trench was excavated on land to the rear of 23 and 26 Hall Close, The Street, in Icklingham, Suffolk. This revealed four postholes and three possible pits, as well as a further possible posthole, all sealed by an undated soil layer. No finds were recovered from the site, but the features pre-date the hall that stood on the site in the 19th century. The archaeological deposits were well preserved …

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Mildenhall Museum, 5 King Street

Monitoring of groundworks observed a single ditch running across the southern end of the development area that contained a small assemblage of 16th century pottery, shell and animal bone. The ditch was observed in two portions of the footings trench and may be two discrete features with aligning shapes in plan …

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57-59 College Street

Excavations in advance of a house development on land between 57 and 59 College Street identified a large medieval cellar that is dated from its flint-coursed walls to the Norman period. Its original depth was well over 2m and it was provided with a clay floor; a corridor appeared to descend into it from the west of the site. The foundations of a stone buttress are evidence of the stone building above the corridor. The cellar was set back from the street front and the remnants of a medieval yard surface survived. The early cellar is probably part of the College of Jesus founded in the 13th century to supply priests for the celebration of mass within the Abbey chantries and the charnal house that were shut down in 1549 …

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Ullswater Drive,

This report presents the evidence from an archaeological excavation on a 5.76 acre site off Ullswater Drive, Bloodmoor Hill, Carlton Colville. It provides a quantification and assessment of the site archive and considers the potential of the archive to answer specific research questions. …

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Mulberry House, Church Hill

Archaeological monitoring was carried out at Mulberry House, Church Hill, Pakenham during construction of a detached garage in front of the existing dwelling. This entailed lowering the ground levels at the western end of the plot by up to one metre, along with more minor ground reduction to the east. …

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2 Benton Street

The construction of a garage to the rear of 2 Benton Street, Hadleigh required a programme of archaeological monitoring to be undertaken. The site lies within Hadleigh town, a settlement of medieval origin. The new garage required a topsoil strip prior to excavation of footings, both of which were inspected after excavation. A probable 18th/19th century oven was revealed during the topsoil strip but with the exception of this, no archaeological finds or features were revealed during the monitoring …

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The Old Vicarage, Church Street

Conditional planning consent for the construction of a garage at the Old Vicarage, Church Street, Sudbury required archaeological monitoring of the associated groundworks. Pits and layers of overburden were identified to a depth of 1.7m from the ground surface, however, as the trenches had to be shored to prevent collapse, very little of the trench sections were fully visible. Medieval pottery sherds and a fragment of human bone were recovered from the upcast spoil …

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Culford School, Tennis Air Hall

The site of a proposed tennis hall situated within the walled gardens of Culford School, formerly Culford Hall, was evaluated by trial trenching. The site lies within 50m of the original medieval settlement of Culford and c.80m east of the site of the medieval church and it was thought that the site may also contain evidence of prehistoric settlement, which is known to exist along the Lark river valley. …

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