Site Event/Activity record ESF18708 - Excavation & Monitoring - Eldo House Farm Buildings A2 and A, Bury St Edmunds

Please read our .


Location Bury St Edmunds
Grid reference Centred TL 8796 6403 (86m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet TL86SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



The area of two buildings A4 and A2 were excavated. For building A4 initially there was a brief building recording of the cellar of the 18th century farmhouse. The fabric of the cellar suggested that they may be part of an earlier building. A test trench north of the cellar confirmed that the medieval range survived below the farmhouse. A 15m x 15m area was stripped under archaeological supervision. The machining exposed the stubs of a series of brick walls running both N-s and E-W that divided up the excavation area. The walls were from structures that could be identified on the 1st edition OS map. Most could be assigned to a sequence of 6 phases and dated from the 14th/15th centuries. On site A2 the existing barn was demolished in advance of the excavation leaving in place the base of the wall. A 20m x 17m, the footprint of the proposed building, was opened up. This confimed the findings of several phases of activit on site since the Iron Age.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2003. Archaeological Excavation Report: Eldohouse Farm, Bury St Edmunds, Buildings A2 and A4.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Prehistoric and medieval occupation site (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Magnetometer Survey at Vicarage Farm, Coddenham (Ref: )

Record last edited

Oct 25 2022 2:15PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.