Batt House
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Site Code
BSE 328
OASIS Number
Site Type
Post Medieval,
Report Number


An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at the rear of Batt House, 56 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds prior to the construction of a single story extension. An 11.5m trench was excavated diagonally across the site of the new building. This revealed two shallow gullies aligned parallel to the street frontage and a probable pit. The gullies are interpreted as redundant property boundaries. All were sealed by a reworked post-medieval soil deposit interpreted as a garden soil. The only evidence for medieval settlement was a single sherd of medieval pottery recovered during machining.