Site Event/Activity record ESF19425 - Evaluation, County Hall, Ipswich, (IAS 6701).

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Location County Hall, St Helen's Street, Ipswich.
Grid reference Centred TM 1681 4449 (41m by 30m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Trenched evaluation in advance of residential development to rear of County Hall building. Two trenches c. 1.4m deep were excavated within the footprint of the proposed apartment block which revealed evidence for Saxon activity in an area fronting onto Bond Street at a depth of 0.6m below present ground surface. Remainder of evaluated area heavily disturbed by later construction.The natural subsoil comprised bright yellow/orange silty sand with gravel and was buried beneath a deposit of brick and concrete rubble mixed with dark sandy loam. The second trench was under a tarmacked area, underneath was a deposit of dark silty loam c0.6m thick and overlay the natural subsoil.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2007. ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION REPORT COUNTY HALL, IPSWICH SMR ref. IPS 382 (Ipswich SMR ref. IAS 6701).
  • --- Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 6701.
  • --- Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 6702.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • County Hall, Ipswich, (IAS 6701). (Monument)
  • Ditch 0009/0013 (Ipswich UAD child record)

Record last edited

Aug 14 2017 11:55AM

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