The Garden House

Monitoring and trial trenching carried out during building work at the Garden House, Lavenham identified the foundations of a timber-framed building that aligned with the neighbouring property to the west, No.7 Hall Road, which is dated to the 16th to 17th centuries. There was no evidence of flooring inside the building footprint and a substantial build up of homogenous topsoil may include redeposited soil from the footprint of the modern building. A similar date is suggested for the infilling of a probable roadside ditch identified along the street frontage …

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Scotland Street Bridge

A desk based assessment of Scotland Street Bridge, Stoke by Nayland, prior to its proposed renovation, has highlighted the importance of the structure as an example of a mid 19th century cast iron bridge in Suffolk and its position within the Stoke by Nayland Conservation Area. Documentary research has been unable to find any other examples manufactured by the fabricator E R & F Turner of Ipswich …

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RAF Mildenhall, East of Gate 3

An archaeological evaluation along Lincoln Road, Mildenhall between Gate 2 and Gate 3 found scattered evidence of the Roman settlement previously identified immediately to the north of the site. No features were completely exposed within each trench but the excavated remains appear to consist mostly of ditches that were generally aligned more towards east-to-west than north-to-south. The features were heavily truncated by medieval/post-medieval ploughing …

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Land at County Farm

An archaeological excavation was undertaken on land at County Farm, Chilton to further investigate the presence of landscape features of medieval date (ditches and a probable trackway)and an isolated pit containing an unusual fragment of an early Anglo-Saxon possible crucible identified in an earlier evaluation. Two additional pits were revealed during the excavation, one dating from the Late Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age and the other dating from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age …

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St Leonards Hospital

A desk-based assessment of St Leonard's Hospital in Sudbury, Suffolk set the proposed 0.46ha development area within its immediate archaeological landscape. In general the topographic location of the site and the known archaeology of the surrounding area suggests that there is a low to moderate potential for encountering archaeological deposits of prehistoric to medieval date within the site but that such deposits are likely to be in a poor to moderate state of preservation due to the site's recent landuse …

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Walnut Tree Hospital

A desk-based assessment of Walnut Tree Hospital in Sudbury, Suffolk set the proposed 0.95ha development area within its immediate archaeological landscape. In general the topographic location of the site and the known archaeology of the surrounding area, the site being located within the area of the Anglo-Saxon and medieval settlement of Sudbury and in particular upon the site of the medieval St Gregory's College, suggests that there is a moderate to very high potential for encountering archaeological remains within the but that such deposits are likely to be affected by the site's recent land-use and in variable states of preservation …

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Land North of Cheney's House, The Causeway

Four evaluation trenches were excavated on land to the north of Cheney's House, west of The Causeway, Hitcham, in Suffolk. These trenches were excavated after the housing and car ports had already been constructed on the site, and were opened up in order to assess the archaeological potential of the site and the local area, as well as to explore the viability of excavating part of the remainder of the site. The trenches to the rear of the properties revealed no archaeological deposits and little evidence of disturbance. However the trenches nearer to the road uncovered two undated ditches and a pit, as well as two post-medieval pits/layers and a post-medieval pond …

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Land at Office Farm, Mutton Lane

An area of 0.5 hectares was evaluated by trial trenching. Three trenches were excavated, one of which produced a discrete area containing features and artefacts of Roman date. The finds were suggestive of moderate to low status settlement in the vicinity and represents the first Roman evidence in the parish …

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Brickfield Stud

A desk-based assessement of Brickfield Stud, Exning, Suffolk set the proposed 11ha development area within its immediate archaeological landscape. In general the topographic location of the site and the known archaeology of the surrounding area suggests that there is a moderate to high potential for encountering archaeological deposits of prehistoric to medieval date …

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