Site Event/Activity record ESF20510 - Monitoring - Lathbury Institute Extension, Bury St Edmunds

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Location Lathbury Institute Extension, Church Row
Grid reference Centred TL 8530 6469 (9m by 10m)
Map sheet TL86SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Archaeological monitoring was carried out on the excavation of footing trenching for a new structure to the south west of the existing Lathbury Institute. The footing trenches were excavated by a machine excavator with a 0.4m bucket. The spoil was immediately transported of site and was unable to be inspected. Two visits were made on 30/03/05 and 31/03/05 to inspect the main footing trench extending south from the existing Lathbury Institute building. The upper fill within the trench was a heavily disturbed modern build-up c.0.9m deep and became gradually thinner to the east as the ground surface sloped down towards the road surface. Below the modern layer was a mid to dark orangey brown silty sand layer from which no finds were recovered. This layer was approx 0.8m deep and overlay a natural orange silty sand. No archaeological features were identified within the footing trenches although it is possible that features may have survived beneath the buried topsoil (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Duffy, J.. 2005. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Lathbury Institute Extension, Bury St Edmunds, BSE 243.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Negative monitoring at Lathbury Insitute Extension (Revoked Record)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2018 11:26AM

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