Site Event/Activity record ESF20268 - Monitoring - St Peters Nursing Home

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Location St Peters Nursing Home
Grid reference Centred TL 8447 6444 (30m by 50m)
Map sheet TL86SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



An archaeological monitoring was carried out during groundworks for extensions to the front and rear of the existing building at St. Peters nursing home, Out Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds. Three areas were monitored; the rear fire escape extension, the rear bedroom extension and the front porch access ramp extension. The site lies within the boundaries of St. Peters hospital (BSE 048) a medieval hospital for lepers. Previous work in the area has found at least twelve medieval graves (BSE 218). Three sets of footing trenches were monitored. The area of the rear fire escape and for the front extension had already suffered extensive disruption from previous ground works. Only one trench, for the rear bedroom extension, was found to have a single non-modern context the post-medieval re-deposition of a previous medieval context, dated from the presence of post-medieval glass and metal work finds, and two fragments human skeletal remains likely to be medieval and to have originated from burials in the near vicinity (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Beverton, A. V.. 2008. Archaeological Monitoring Report, St Peters Nursing Home, BSE 307.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Peters Nursing Home (Monument)

Record last edited

May 22 2018 11:02AM

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