Lawsons Yard
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Site Code
BSE 233
OASIS Number
4282
Site Type
Evaluation
Period
Medieval, Post Medieval,
Report Number
2004_125

Summary

An archaeological evaluation undertaken on land to the rear of Woodgate House, 10 Short Brackland, Bury St. Edmunds. The evaluation showed a series of archaeological features under a deep, approximately 1m, overburden. The finds suggest activity on the site from the 11th/12th century onwards with a medium to high status use in the 15th/16th century. Historic map evidence indicates the site became an orchard by the 18th century and remained open until the end of the 19th century. Prehistoric finds were also discovered suggesting early activity on the site.