Site Event/Activity record ESF20091 - Botany Marshes, Buss Creek, Southwold

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Location SWD 045 Botany Marshes, Buss Creek
Grid reference Centred TM 4950 7658 (14m by 9m)
Map sheet TM47NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Monitoring of flood defence works at Buss Creek, Southwold, was required to record any archaeological and palaeo-environmental deposits revealed by the various groundworks. A series of test holes observed showed no pre-modern interventions. Cleaning out of a section of Buss Creek revealed a series of large, upright oak planks. Four of these were extracted and their worked ends removed for further study. Dendrochronolgy was unable to establish a date for these timbers, however, study of the worked joints present suggested a medieval date, post thirteenth century. It is likely that these timbers represent part of a quay or wharf structure or a revetment associated with wetland reclamation. It is believed that more of the site remains preserved in situ. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Not known, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. W/13162/2 Sitecode SWD 045 NMR No. 1517275 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Watching Brief Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Wetlands Monument Type(s)/Period(s): QUAY Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): WOOD Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 1000.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM49477656 Point Height 0.50 - 1.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Planning Authority (with/without advice from County/District Archaeologist) Design originator: William Fletcher Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: Linzi Everett DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: AHDS ID: SWD 045 Contents: Wood Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: SWD 045 Contents: Wood Media: Correspondence, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: SWD 045 Contents: Wood BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Botany Marshes, Buss Creek, Southwold Author(s)/Editor(s): Everett, L. Other Bibliographic Details: 2007/222 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: SCCAS Description: A4 white paper stapled

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Everett, L.. 2007. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Botany Marshes, Buss Creek, Southwold, SWD 045.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Botany Marshes, Buss Creek (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 19 2010 10:45AM

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