King George V Field
Ipswich, Suffolk

Site Code
OASIS Number
27441
Site Type
Desk-Based Assessment
Period
Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon,
Report Number
2007_082

Summary

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of proposal for a housing development on the King George V playing fields and the adjacent disused factory site, and includes an examination of the Suffolk Sites and Monuments Record, a documentary search, an aerial photographic examination, a geophysical survey and a site walkover.

The proposed development area is situated at the top of a south-facing slope, on the eastern side of the Gipping valley. There have been previous archaeological interventions fairly close to the site that have located settlement and funerary remains, dating from the Later Prehistoric period through to the Anglo-Saxon period. Due to previous land-use and the possibility that there is a layer of colluvium covering the sitethe preservation of any archaeological remains present should be good.