Site Event/Activity record ESF19828 - Evaluation by SCCAS at Feoffee Farm, Ashbocking, Jan 2007

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Location Feoffee Farm Ashbocking
Grid reference Centred TM 1847 5472 (37m by 29m)
Map sheet TM15SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Trail trenching to the north of a moated enclosure containing a 16th century farmhouse showed that no archaeological remains could be detected in this area. The site under investigation has been badly affected by modern truncation and intrusions. A trench positioned across a northern branch of the moat (as shown on early editions of the Ordnance Survey map) was inconclusive. A deep moat was not revealed but c.700mm of 20th century backfill could be filling a less substantial pond or drain. A documentary survey conducted by Anthony Breen also calls into question the existence of this being a moated site. The tithe map of 1838 does not indicate a moat but shows a series of ponds to the west of the farmhouse. Records indicate that this was always a modest farmstead. If this had been on the site of an earlier ecclesiastical centre it would have been exempt from the payment of tithes and if it had been a significant manorial site it would not have been subject to 'quit rents'. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. ABK 017 Planning Application No. 1123/06 NMR No. 1458639 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Housing estate Methods and Techniques: Targeted Trenches, Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Listed Building Current Land use: Other 3 - Built over Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): N/A None PROJECT LOCATION Area 2200.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM18475472 Point Height 65.00 - 67.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Planning Authority (with/without advice from County/District Archaeologist) Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: Jezz Meredith DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Correspondence BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: An Archaeological Evaluation: ABK 017 Feoffee Farm Ashbocking Author(s)/Editor(s): Meredith, J. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS rpt no: 2007/033 Date: 2007 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: report and documentary survey by A. Breen

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  • --- Unpublished document: Meredith, J.. 2007. Evaluation report. Ashbocking: Feoffee Farm (ABK 017).

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Jun 14 2017 11:47AM

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