Site Event/Activity record ESF19990 - Evaluation, Land off Station Road East, Stowmarket

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Location Evaluation, Land off Station road East, Stowmarket
Grid reference Centred TM 0506 5887 (53m by 101m)
Map sheet TM05NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A trial trenching evaluation and palaeolenvironmental survey was undertaken at a site adjacent to the river Gipping in the medieval core of Stowmarket. This revealed that the site had been water meadow until the construction of the Navigation channel in the late 18th century. The area then became a focus for mercantile activity, notably maltings; some of the buildings of which survived until demolition just before the evaluation. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: OASIS form ID Suffolkc1-26831 NMR No. 1513856 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Urban residential (e.g. flats, houses, etc.) Methods and Techniques: Environmental Sampling, Augering Position in the Planning Process: Not known / Not recorded Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Vacant Land 1 - Vacant land previously developed Monument Type(s)/Period(s): FOUNDATION Post Medieval , TIMBER PILES Post Medieval , ROBBER TRENCHES Modern, RIVER CHANNEL Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): CBM Post Medieval , COIN Uncertain, POTTERY Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 0.29 Hectares Grid Reference: TM05065889 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Birmingham Archao-Environmental Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: William Fletcher Director/Manager: Jo Caruth Supervisor: Duncan Stirk DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Images vector, Spreadsheets, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Stratigraphic Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Drawing, Matrices, Microfilm, Plan, Report, Section PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Ceramics, Environmental, Wood, Metal BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Station Road East, Stowmarket Archaeological Evaluation Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Stirk, D. Goffin, R. Geary, B. Smith, D. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report 2009/066 Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Stirk, D.. 2009. Archaeological Evaluation Report. Station Road East, Stowmarket. SKT 051.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Land off Station Road East, Stowmarket (Monument)

Record last edited

Dec 3 2010 5:58PM

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