Site Event/Activity record ESF19650 - Evaluation, Land north-west of Haverhill

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Location HVH 064 and WTL 008 Land north-west of Haverhill
Grid reference Centred TL 672 468 (1270m by 629m)
Map sheet TL64NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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An archaeological evaluation in advance of potential development on c.45ha of agricultural farmland to the north-west of Haverhill identified isolated and insubstantial pre-medieval deposits throughout the site and a network of post-medieval drainage ditches and field boundaries, as partly seen on 19th century mapping. The evaluation also identified an area, c.1.5ha in extent, of medieval settlement activity in the 12th-14th centuries, with a possible Late Saxon or Early medieval origin. A further part of this occupation was seen in the adjacent WTL 009/HVH 065 evaluation. Identified features demonstrated the presence of possible buildings, rubbish pits and subdivision of land extending along either side of the access track to the former sites of Alderton Chapel and Chapel Farm. Future development will disturb important evidence of medieval settlement associated with the Chapel and so open area excavation and further documentary research has been recommended. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: HER event no. HVH 064 Sitecode HVH 064 HER event no. WTL 008 Sitecode WTL 008 Related HER No. WTL 009 Related HER No. HVH 065 NMR No. 1475357 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Housing estate Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: Pre-application Reason for Investigation: General structure plan/local plan/minerals plan guidance Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): PIT Medieval , DITCH Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 45.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TL672468 Point Height 82.00 - 100.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: John Craven Supervisor: John Craven DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Metal Media: Database, GIS, Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Metal Media: Context sheet, Drawing, Map, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Survey PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Metal BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Land northwest of Haverhill, Suffolk. HVH 064 and WTL 008 Author(s)/Editor(s): Craven, J.A. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2007/140 Date: 2007 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: SCCAS Evaluation Report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: JAC. 2007. Evaluation report. HVH 064 and WTL 008 Land Nw of Haverhill, Haverhill.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Evaluation, Land NW of Haverhill, medieval (Med) (Monument)
  • Evaluation, Land NW of Haverhill, undated (Un) (Monument)
  • land northwest of Haverhill (Monument)

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Jun 14 2012 6:22PM

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