40 College Street
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Site Code
BSE 214
OASIS Number
0
Site Type
Monitoring
Period
Medieval, Post Medieval,
Report Number
2003_098

Summary

Monitoring was carried out during the excavation of footing trenches for an extension at 40 College Street. At least thirteen pits were identified. Dating evidence was sparse, but the majority appear to have been medieval, beginning in the 13th century. A chalk surface may be evidence for a medieval building behind the College Street frontage. This was covered by a soil layer which may indicate a hiatus in activity during the late middle ages, but the evidence was not conclusive and a tile and mortar-lined well from this period was backfilled with domestic rubbish during the 16th-17th centuries.