West Row Primary School, West Row
Mildenhall, Suffolk

Site Code
MNL 612
OASIS Number
Site Type
Iron Age, Roman, Anglo Saxon,
Report Number


An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land behind West Row Primary School and identified a single ditch of Roman (3rd to 4th century) date. Although only a very short length of the ditch was revealed, its orientation and the character of the fills therein, strongly suggest that it was the eastward continuation of a ditch identified during a previous excavation to the west (MNL 612). Two very small sherds of hand-made sand-tempered pottery recovered from the fill of the ditch suggest the possibility that Iron Age or Saxon remains may also be present in the vicinity. A second stage of works implemented after the results of the evaluation were known involved monitoring the footings of the proposed extension and identified an undated shallow pit in the south-east corner and a small additional length of the ditch.