Rosehill (retail park)
Ipswich, Suffolk

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This archaeological Desk Based Assessment was undertaken to inform the planning process in advance of a proposed scheme to expand the retail area on a site adjacent to Felixstowe Road in the Rosehill area of Ipswich. The proposed development area is located on the east side of Ipswich on land that has historically been in agricultural use until the general urbanisation of the area in the early 20th century. There have been isolated finds of prehistoric and Roman material within a 500m radius but these do not suggest intensive activity and no Anglo-Saxon or medieval evidence was identified within the study area. Of some significance is the presence of a major Palaeolithic site, excavated in the area immediately to the north.