The Cromwell Inn, 76 High Street
Lakenheath, Suffolk

Site Code
LKH 318
OASIS Number
Site Type
Neolithic, Bronze Age,
Report Number


An archaeological evaluation was carried out in advance of development at the site of the former Cromwell Inn, 76 High Street which lies in the centre of Lakenheath, opposite the parish church. A desk based assessment had demonstrated the
potential for multi-period deposits to exist, in particular relating to the medieval history and development of the town.

The evaluation has principally identified evidence relating to the post-medieval use of the site with an occupation soil of 16th-18th century date being cut by later pits and sealed by a chalk yard surface that is broadly contemporary with the early history of the 19th century Cromwell Inn and associated coachhouse. A single posthole was identified that may relate to the earlier medieval history of the site at a depth of c.1m below groundlevel.