Water Treatment Works
Barsham, Suffolk

Site Code
OASIS Number
154035
Site Type
Desk-Based Assessment
Period
Bronze Age, Medieval, Modern,
Report Number
2013_078

Summary

This archaeological Desk Based Assessment was undertaken to inform the planning process in advance of the construction of additional works buildings and storage tanks at Barsham Water Treatment Works, Barsham. The results indicate that the site is topographically favourable for archaeological sites dating from the prehistoric period and that limited evidence for prehistoric activity, including a possible barrow cemetery, is present in the study area. There is also potential for medieval remains, associated with a possible settlement focussed on the nearby crossing of Bungay Road over a stream. This crossing point possibly formed part of a Second World War stop line and evidence for associated defences may also be present.