Site Event/Activity record ESF20094 - St Mary's Bridge Survey, Needham Market

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Location NDM 021 St. Mary's Bridge, Needham Market
Grid reference Centred TM 0894 5540 (14m by 11m)
Map sheet TM05NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



An archaeological investigation, consisting of a documentary search, survey and monitoring was undertaken as part of a programme of work to repair St Mary's Bridge, Needham Market. The current concrete bridge has stood since 1922 but beneath it timbers the brick abutments from an earlier crossing survive. The river here is a man-made channel excavated as part of the Ipswich and Stowmarket Navigation in the 18th century to by pass Hawks Mill. Documentary evidence suggests that the bridge is contemporary with the construction of the navigation and date to c.1793. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode NDM 021 NMR No. 1517273 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Part Survey, Watching Brief Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Transport and Utilities 1 - Highways and road transport Monument Type(s)/Period(s): BRIDGE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 50.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM08952554 Point Height 19.00 - 20.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: William Fletcher Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: David Gill DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Drawing, Report, Unpublished Text BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Monitoring Report: St Mary's Bridge, Needham Market, NDM 021 Author(s)/Editor(s): 'Gill, D.J.' Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No 2008/120 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk County Council Place of Issue or Publication: Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds Description: Standard SCCAS client report: soft bound A4

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gill D, & Breen AM. 2008. Archaeological Monitoring Report, St Mary's Bridge Survey, Needham Market, NDM 021.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Mary's Bridge Survey, Needham Market (Monument)

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Jun 19 2010 9:57AM

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