De-silting of the moat at Haughley Castle

Scheduled Ancient Monument consent was given to excavate excess silts from the moat of Haughley Castle and to remove trees and vegetation from its motte and banks as part of a scheme to bring the monument back into positive management. The castle had become overgrown with scrub and self-seeded deciduous trees which were causing damage to the earthworks and obscuring the monument. The intention of the project was to remove only the latest deposits and avoid disturbing those which were potentially related to the early medieval construction and occupation of the castle …

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The Old Rectory Evaluation

Excavation of two trial trenches took place at The Old Rectory, Risby, in Suffolk. This recorded one ditch, which contained Roman pottery dating to the 2nd-3rd century, as well as environmental residues of crop processing and smithing, indicating nearby Roman occupation. The archaeological levels were well preserved …

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Washington Square

This report presents the results of archaeological excavations that have taken place over an area of approximately 3,700 square metres on Washington Square, RAF Mildenhall. The evidence at Washington Square adds to work already carried out at Heritage Park (MNL 532), which is probably part of the same settlement. Work to assessment has confirmed a multi period site with prehistoric burials, and enclosures and field systems dating from the Late Iron Age through the Roman period to the post-medieval period. Other features include evidence of the WW II base, with the flagpole stand from the parade ground and three air raid shelters serving the buildings that surrounded the square …

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Land Adjacent 47 Station Road

An archaeological evaluation was carried out on a parcel of land to the north of 47 Station Road, Tollesbury, Essex, in advance of a residential development. A total of seven trenches were excavated. A single pit type feature, containing early Roman pottery, was identified towards the north-west corner of the site. No other features were recorded…

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Long Melford Primary School

Phases of evaluation, excavation and monitoring fieldwork were carried out prior to the construction of a new area of playground and two new classrooms at the primary school in Long Melford, Suffolk. …

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Lodge Farm Reservoir

An area of c.2.4 hectares was evaluated by trial trenching prior to construction of a farm reservoir. Twenty one trenches were excavated, within which two adjacent early medieval ditches were recorded, as well as a north-south aligned ditch which shows on a 1945 RAF air photo as a field boundary. The only other incised features present were what appeared to be large extraction pits, the deepest of which measured over 2m deep. Another of these pits had a layer of midden material at its base …

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Land west of Carlton Hall

An area of 1.7 hectares was evaluated with thirteen trenches largely focussed on targets identified during a geophysical survey by Northamptonshire Archaeology. Several pits and ditches were revealed, associated with Late Saxon and, to a lesser extent, medieval finds and appear to represent elements of a field system with suggestions of settlement either on the site or nearby …

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