Site Event/Activity record ESF19825 - Monitoring, Ballingdon Bridge, Sudbury

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Location Ballingdon Bridge
Grid reference Centred TL 8674 4090 (33m by 28m)
Map sheet TL84SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Monitoring of the project to demolish and replace Ballingdon Bridge produced evidence of four previous bridges dating from between the 13th century to the early years of the 20th century. The remains of a stone, brick and two wooden bridges were found along with evidence of both collapses and phases of repair, this tied in closely with documentary accounts to provide a detailed history of the crossing. Evidence of post medieval buildings adjacent to the river and the augmentation of the Sudbury bank through revetments and dumping of household and industrial rubbish from the 15th century were also found. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode BCB 012 NMR No. 1464916 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Watching Brief Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Transport and Utilities 1 - Highways and road transport Monument Type(s)/Period(s): BRIDGE Medieval , BRIDGE Post Medieval , BRIDGE Modern Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Post Medieval , ANIMAL BONE Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 500.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL86754091 Point Height 20.00 - 22.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: K. Wade Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: David Gill DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Survey, Wood Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Stratigraphic, Wood, Worked stone/lithics Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Map, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Survey, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Wood, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Monitoring Report: Ballingdon Bridge, Sudbury. BCB 012 Author(s)/Editor(s): 'Gill, D.J.' Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS report No 2007/020 Date: 2007 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk County Council Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: Standard SCCAS client report: A4 soft-bound

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gill D,. 2007. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Ballingdon Bridge, Sudbury, Ballingdon, Sudbury , Ballingdon Bridge, Sudbury, Ballingdon, Sudbury.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Ballingdon Bridge, medieval (Med) (Monument)
  • Ballingdon Bridge, post medieval (PMed) (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 20 2012 2:37PM

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