Site Event/Activity record ESF20709 - Evaluation and Monitoring, University Campus, Ipswich, (IAS 6605).

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Location University Campus, Ipswich
Grid reference Centred TM 1699 4406 (100m by 101m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Two linear evaluation trenches were excavated in advance of the proposed University Campus Suffolk development. The trenches revealed natural silting and reclamation deposits in excess of 3m, overlaying grey rivers silts indicating of salt marsh and tidal mudflats. Other than the remains of a post-medieval cellar fronting Fore Street, no significant archaeological features were noted in either trench. An earlier quay wall had been anticipated, but was found to be heavily disturbed by the foundation of a 1950s silo structure. No deposits of archaeological interest were encountered during subsequent monitoring of foundations.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2007 & 8. Archaeological Evaluation Report. University Campus Suffolk, Phase 1 - Neptune Quay Includes the results of archaeological monitoring and assessment of the palaeoenvironmental core samples.
  • --- Unpublished document: 2006. Method Statement/ Risk Ass report. University Campus Suffolk, Phase 1-Neptune Quay, Ipswich.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • University Campus, Ipswich, (IAS 6605). (Monument)

Record last edited

Apr 25 2016 11:59AM

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