Land off Station Road East, Station Road East
Stowmarket, Suffolk

Site Code
OASIS Number
26831
Site Type
Desk-Based Assessment
Period
Medieval, Post Medieval,
Report Number
2007_074

Summary

This archaeological desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of a proposal for the demolition of the present buildings and the erection of an apartment complex on the land to the west of Station Road East in Stowmarket, and includes an examination of the Suffolk Sites and Monuments Record, a geotechnical report provided by the client, a site walkover and a documentary search.

The proposed development area is situated on low lying ground on the eastern bank of the River Gipping. Due to the location of the site at the historic crossing point of the River Gipping between Stowmarket and Stowupland, it is thought that there is a moderate to high potential for archaeological material dating from the medieval and post medieval periods to be encountered. The low lying position of the site, its close proximity to the river and the evidence of peat deposits identified in the geotechnical survey, also indicate there is potential for waterlogged material to be present.