Site Event/Activity record ESF20581 - Evaluation, AFC Sudbury

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Location King's Marsh Stadium
Grid reference Centred TL 8631 4140 (60m by 166m)
Map sheet TL84SE



A F Howland Associates Limited


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Archaeological evaluation by trial trenching and palaeoenvironmental survey in advance of the construction of a clubhouse/changing rooms/gymnasium and pavilion at AFC Sudbury. Evaluation trenching revealed no archaeological features or finds. The palaeoenvironmental sampling indicated peat accumulation adjacent to the River Stour between the Iron Age and the Middle Saxon period. The pollen record suggested no reduction in the tree cover in the locality that could be attributed to human activity. The beetle and insect record were both typical of a floodplain backswamp, which imply the main channel of the Stour was probably some way to the east of the sampling site. The general sequence of the deposits illustrated a significant phase of floodplain evolution from the Iron Age, with accumulation of organic peat followed by channel migration and deposition of alluvium during the Saxon period. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. BCB 025 Planning Application No. B/08/00881 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Football Club Methods and Techniques: Environmental Sampling, Augering, 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: None Current Land use: Community Service 2 - Leisure and recreational buildings Monument Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 1800.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL863414 Point Height 20.00 - 25.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: A F Howland Associates Brief originator: County Archaeology Service Design originator: AF Howland Associates / Birmingham Archaeo-Environmental Director/Manager: Adrian Hadley Supervisor: William Wilcox DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Bury St Edmunds - Archaeological Stores ID: BCB 025 Contents: Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Bury St Edmunds - Archaeological Stores ID: BCB 025 Contents: Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Drawing, Map, Matrices, Photograph, Plan, Report, Survey BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: A REPORT ON THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION AT AFC SUDBURY, KING'S MARSH STADIUM, BRUNDON LANE, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK Author(s)/Editor(s): Hadley, A. Other Bibliographic Details: AFHA / 08.165 Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: A F Howland Associates Place of Issue or Publication: Long Melford Description: A4 report, bound with white spine

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Hadley, A.. BCB 025, Archaeological Evaluation by Trial Trenching and Palaeoenvironmental Augur Survey at AFC Sudbury.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Palaeoenvironmental sequence, Kings Marsh (Monument)

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Aug 16 2022 12:25PM

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