Site Event/Activity record ESF20059 - Excavation and Monitoring at The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Eye

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Location EYE 045, Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Eye
Grid reference Centred TM 1488 7380 (60m by 21m) (2 map features)
Map sheet TM17SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A programme of works at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Eye involved a significant reduction in the floor level of the north chancel aisle/chapel and the insertion of services in a trench excavated through the churchyard to the north of the church. Removal of the 19th/20th century organ platform and soil (representing the fill of earthcut graves) under the wooden choir room floor revealed six brick-lined graves, all of probable 18th or early 19th century date. As reduction of these structures down to the proposed development formation level would have required significant additional resources, a revised level was imposed which left the grave tops intact. Other features recorded included the footing and wall stub for the east wall of the nave north aisle that would have been dismantled when the north chancel chapel was added and the junction between the chancel chapel footing and that of the north nave wall. Monitoring of the service trench revealed evidence of burial in the churchyard in the form of disarticulate human bone and at least three intact burials along with a wall stub thought to represent an earlier phase of the churchyard wall and another piece of brickwork associated with the stepped entrance to the sacristy. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: NMR No. 1517220 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Part Excavation, Watching Brief Reason for Investigation: Faculty jurisdiction Site status: Listed Building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): ANGLICAN CHURCH Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): CBM Medieval , POT Medieval , CBM Roman PROJECT LOCATION Area 50.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM14897380 Point Height 30.00 - 30.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Diocesan Archaeologist Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: Stuart Boulter Supervisor: Stuart Boulter DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: EYE 045 Contents: Ceramics Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: EYE 045 Contents: Ceramics, Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Drawing, Map, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: EYE 045 Contents: Ceramics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: EYE 045, Excavation and Monitoring at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, EYE Author(s)/Editor(s): Boulter, S. P. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Rpt. No. 2009/211 Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk County Council Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: Unbound A4 sheets

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2009. Archaeological Excavation and Monitoring Report at The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Eye, EYE 045.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Church of St Peter and St Paul (Monument)

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Nov 14 2022 2:49PM

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