Site Event/Activity record ESF19069 - Monitoring - Castle Orchard House, Bungay

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Location Castle Orchard House, Castle Orchard, Bungay
Grid reference Centred TM 33541 89674 (15m by 9m)
Map sheet TM38NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Monitoring of groundworks associated with the construction of an extension and a conservatory at Castle Orchard House, revealed no significant archaeological finds or features, despite being within the outer bailey of Bungay Castle (BUN 004). Site visits were made on 10th and 11th August, a 1m deep footing trench was excavated through 0.6m of dark loamy soil that contained occasional fragments of slate and late 20th century glass. Theis overlay a c.0.15m thick layer of pale brown sand which in turn overlay a deposit of clean yellow sand thought to be the natural subsoil. The site was revisied on 09 September to inspect the conservatory footings, the soil profile was identical to extension footings, no archaeological features and deposits were revealed (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2005. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Castle Orchard House, Castle Orchard, Bungay.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Negative monitoing at Castle Orchard House (Revoked Record)

Record last edited

Jan 30 2018 4:30PM

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