Worlington Quarry, 2012 phase

Monitoring of a topsoil strip at Worlington Quarry, Worlington, in Suffolk, revealed evidence of two undated pits. The pits are possibly extensions of the later prehistoric/Bronze Age activity seen in the other projects in the quarry, as well as in the area as a whole …

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Pesthouse Lane

This DBA suggested that the topographic location of the site and the known archaeology of the area meant there was a moderate to high potential for encountering archaeological remains. A known disused burial site within the site, which was in use by the Bosmere and Claydon Incorporated Hundred Workhouse since 1766, means that there is the possibility of encountering human remains at a shallow depth although large parts of the site have been disturbed to an unknown degree …

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Three Ponds, Stage 2

The second stage of an archaeological evaluation was carried out on lands at Three Ponds, Hoxne, the previous stage having identified the truncated remains of early medieval and medieval occupation …

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Mill Farm

An evaluation and monitoring were carried out at Mill Farm, The Street, Norton, in Suffolk. The works revealed evidence of medieval/post-medieval ditches, as well as several post-medieval pits, postholes, floor layers, walls and foundation slots. Further undated postholes were also excavated. The majority of the later structural features related to a complex of farm buildings that had been on the site, whilst the pits are likely to be from slightly earlier farmyard activity …

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Lane Farm, Foals Green

An archaeological monitoring was carried out during works associated with a former medieval inset house, which had subsequently been used as an outbuilding, at Lane Farm, Foals Green, Wilby, in Suffolk. The project monitored the lowering of floor levels within the outbuilding and the excavation of two footings trenches joining it to the farmhouse. Historic map evidence suggested that the outbuilding had been moved a short distance and the absence of floor or fireplace evidence associated with the inset house strongly supports this. A medieval pit producing 12th-14th century pottery, and the remains of a former external yard surface indicated earlier occupation activity and the previous farm layout …

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32 Swanfield

An archaeological monitoring was carried out to the rear of 32 Swanfield, Long Melford. The excavation of 24m of footing trenches was observed over three visits between the 16th and 20th of April 2012. The monitoring identified a trench profile comprising modern topsoil and subsoil overlying the natural gravels. A thin layer of clay-silt that contained Roman pottery and animal bone was recorded towards the north-eastern side corner of the footings …

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Marshside, St. James Street

Monitoring of groundworks for an extension to Marshside, Dunwich, revealed made-up ground throughout, however artefacts of medieval date were recovered from the upcast spoil …

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Land between Station Garage & Railway Cottage

An area of 0.6 hectares was evaluated by trial trenching and revealed a series of medieval ditches mostly running on a north-east to south-west alignment. Pottery recovered from these features was mainly of late 12th to 14th century AD date. One ditch on a similar alignment contained post-medieval pottery, but as this feature was closest to the A12 it could be a more recent roadside ditch. Another linear feature yielded a single sherd of prehistoric (Late Bronze to Early/Middle Iron Age) pottery and other prehistoric finds were residual in the medieval ditches …

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Three Ponds, Chickering Road

The excavations of two sets of footings were monitored on land at Three Ponds, Hoxne following earlier programs of evaluation. An elongated pit, initially interpreted as two intercutting ditches, and the continuation of a boundary ditch were recorded, together with an occupation layer containing pottery and metalworking evidence, including a smithing hearth bottom dated to the Late Saxon/early medieval period …

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