Highfields

Archaeological monitoring of groundworks for three extensions to Highfields, Freckenham, identified evidence of three phases of past activity. A substantial phase of Early Iron Age occupation in the immediate vicinity was indicated by the finds assemblage although only a single feature dated to this period was identified. A less substantial phase of activity in the Roman period was also indicated by elements of the finds assemblage …

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Repairs to a footbridge, Framlingham Castle

Archaeological monitoring of groundwork associated with the replacement of a support for an existing footbridge within the grounds of Framlingham Castle was undertaken in May 2012. The hand excavations of two holes for gabions were examined. The two holes cut into a build-up of made ground at the base of an earthwork. One of the excavations revealed a spread of rubble containing fragments of post-medieval brick but this did not appear to be of any structural significance …

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Land off Newmarket Rd, Fordham

Trial trench evaluation of an arable field adjacent to Newmarket Rd, Fordham identified two ring ditches, measuring 25 and 37m in diameter, corresponding to the position of two circular cropmarks recorded in the Cambridgeshire HER from aerial photography. The ring ditches are thought to be the surviving elements of a former funerary complex originating in the Early Bronze Age, consisting of two barrows and smaller associated deposits including a possible disturbed inhumation burial near the centre of the larger ring ditch and a possible unurned cremation and burnt flint spread lying between the ditches …

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Risbygate Street Car Park

Three trenches were excavated in order to investigate the archaeological potential of a site at Risbygate Street car park, Bury St Edmunds. The trenching exposed at least five pits, two wells, one of which was flint and mortar lined, and numerous postholes representing several phases of occupation from the medieval and early post-medieval periods. The features are buried by rubble which covered the entire site and was directly over the natural subsoil …

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Thetford Riverside Development Test Pits

Excavation of three 0.6m deep test pits immediately south-east of Bridge Street and south-west of the River Ouse, in Thetford, Norfolk, revealed evidence of the post-medieval usage of the site. Various surfaces/floors associated with a post-medieval malthouse range were uncovered, as well as a possibly earlier quayside floor …

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Land off Flaxlands Road

Archaeological evaluation of land off Flaxlands Road at Carleton Rode, Norfolk encountered a probable post-medieval boundary ditch and a small undated gully …

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Land South of Friends Field

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on a parcel of land to the south of Friends Field, Bures St. Mary, in advance of a residential development. A total of ten trenches were excavated within one of which a small pit, containing a sherd of Early to Middle Iron Age pottery, was identified. A series of undated ditches, which possibly form a rectilinear pattern of fields, were also identified. A large backfilled pit or quarry, probably for clay extraction, was noted in the northern corner of the evaluation area …

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