Site Event/Activity record ESF19897 - Fornham Hall

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Location FSG 021 Fornham Hall
Grid reference Centred TL 8400 6842 (131m by 160m)
Map sheet TL86NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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An archaeological evaluation and monitoring was carried out during the conversion of the surviving buildings of Fornham Hall, Fornham St Genevieve into houses. The monitoring of construction and service trenches during the building of houses and garages exposed evidence for the village of Fornham St Genevieve. Surfaces of chalk and clay and soil layers with medieval pottery which are likely to be the remains of buildings were found below a destruction layer from the north end of Fornham Hall. These surfaces survived between brick foundations for the Hall. An undated ditch on a separate alignment to the hall was probably from the redundant village and a gravel surface may be evidence of the NW-SE road through Fornham that was later diverted when the hall was built. The reopening of an iron sewage pipe unearthed human bones skeletal remains within the redundant churchyard' these were reburied. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. FSG 021 NMR No. 1508327 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Rural residential Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Other 15 - Other Monument Type(s)/Period(s): SURFACE Medieval , DITCH Uncertain, BUILDING Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Medieval , HUMAN REMAINS Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 10000.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL84026841 Point Height 32.00 - 34.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: Andrew Tester Supervisor: Andrew Tester DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: none Media: Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: none Media: Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Unpublished Text, Unspecified Archive PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Fornham Hall, Fornham St Geneviere Author(s)/Editor(s): Tester, A Other Bibliographic Details: 2008/223 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk Archaeology Service, SCC Place of Issue or Publication: Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds Description: A4 spiral bound report.

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  • --- Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2008. Monitoring report. FSG 021 Fornham Hall, Fornham St Genevive.

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Aug 18 2022 4:15PM

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