Site Event/Activity record ESF20330 - Wideham Farm, Icklingham Road, West Stow

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Location Wideham Farm, Icklingham Road
Grid reference Centred TL 800 717 (99m by 83m)
Map sheet TL87SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



An archaeological evaluation was carried out on land at Wideham Farm, West Stow in advance of development. The 120m of trenching identified the natural subsoil of gravel and sands underlying colluvial gravels. Apart from a single ditch relating to a 19th/20th century boundary marking the edge of West Stow Heath, no archaeological features were identified. Combined with a complete absence of finds material this indicates that the site has not been a focus of activity at any stage in the past. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. WSW 082 Sitecode WSW 082 Planning Application No. SE/09/0605 NMR No. 1524809 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Farm infrastructure (e.g. barns, grain stores, equipment stores, etc.) Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Area of Archaeological Importance (AAI) Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): N/A None PROJECT LOCATION Area 0.45 Hectares Grid Reference: TL801717 Point Height 24.00 - 24.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: John Craven Supervisor: John Craven DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: GIS, Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report, Section BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Wideham Farm, Icklingham Road, West Stow, WSW 082 Author(s)/Editor(s): Craven, J. A. Other Bibliographic Details: 2009/223 Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: SCCAS evaluation report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2009. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Wideham Farm, Icklingham Road, West Stow, WSW 082.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • WIDEHAM FARM - EVAL (SCCAS) (Revoked Record)

Record last edited

Jan 14 2016 12:38PM

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