Leisure Facility, Stonehouse Road

Monitoring of groundworks for a new leisure facility identified red brick footings likely to be associated with a building which formerly fronted George Street and a large undated probable extraction pit …

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Thomas Wolsey Special School

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on the site of the former Thomas Wolsey Special School at 642 Old Norwich Road, Ipswich, in advance of a residential development. A total of thirteen trenches were excavated and these identified a small pit containing Late Iron Age pottery and the remains of three subterranean concrete structures, interpreted as Second World War air-raid shelters, were exposed …

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High Hall

Archaeological monitoring was carried out during the ground works associated with repairs to the existing structure of High Hall and adding a new north wing. The monitoring revealed several probable pit features and occupation debris layers with retrieved artefacts dating from the medieval period (11th to 14th centuries). This concurs with the location of the house, on a medieval moat platform, and as a dwelling recorded in the Domesday Survey…

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Liberty Village, RAF Lakenheath

A programme of archaeological fieldwork, consisting of five phases of trial trench evaluation, three open area excavations and associated monitoring took place from 2005 to 2008, prior to and during the substantial redevelopment of the Liberty Village housing estate at RAF Lakenheath …

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Brook Farm, Bures Road

An archaeological evaluation undertaken on land at Brook Farm, Bures Road, Great Cornard in April 2012 identified several post-medieval features, thought to be related to previous farm buildings on the site which dated to the middle or later part of the nineteenth century …

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The Street

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land north of The Street, Earl Soham. Various hillwash layers were identified in the trenches, as well as a raised, linear gravel spread believed to be the Roman road known to cut through the site. Roman finds were recovered from a series of post holes adjacent to the road, as well as from a subsoil layer which sealed the road surface. Notable amongst these finds was a complete crossbow brooch of 4th century date, usually associated with male, particularly military, costume …

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Land SE of Williamsport Way, Lion Barn Industrial Estate

An area of 2.42 hectares was evaluated by trial trenching to provide a 5% sample of the site. Despite the area being within a presumed area of raised gravel terrace above the River Gipping, undisturbed natural sand and gravel was encountered only at the extreme northern and western edges of the site. Over the rest of the site alluvial floodplain deposits of clay and silty clay were found sealing organic peats and waterlogged deposits of up to 1m depth …

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Cherry Tree Inn

Archaeological monitoring of ground disturbance in advance of the construction of new housing at Cherrytree Inn, Debenham revealed the presence of several urned and unurned cremations of middle Bronze Age date, as well as domestic hearth debris pits of early Anglo-Saxon date …

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