Site Event/Activity record ESF20728 - Silver Birches, Hintlesham

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Location

Location Silver Birches
Grid reference Centred TM 0926 4340 (85m by 62m)
Map sheet TM04SE
Civil Parish HINTLESHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

After an earlier trenched evaluation had identified archaeological features dating from the Middle Saxon to medieval periods, an excavation was undertaken over an area of c.600 square metres in order to fulfil the requirements of the planning condition. The archaeology revealed in the excavation included a background scatter of prehistoric finds residual in later features. The features themselves were attributed dates ranging from Middle Saxon through to the earlier medieval periods and were thought to represent a continuous period of occupation/activity in the vicinity of the site. Characterised by ditches with no structural evidence and a finds assemblage that was both sparse and abraded, the features were interpreted as the back end of enclosures and fields that fronted onto the road to the east. It is likely that any surviving structural evidence would be closer to this road, itself extant since at least the medieaval period, and as a consequence, outside of the excavation area. In addition, a few features relating to the 20th century bungalow that previously occupied the site were recorded, including ash pits and a concrete lined well. No further work is recommended on this material. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future No Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. 2009/184 NMR No. 1530177 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Full excavation Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 13 - Waste ground Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCHES Early Medieval , DITCHES Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Medieval , POTTERY Early Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 600.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM09254340 Point Height 46.00 - 47.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Planning Authority (with/without advice from County/District Archaeologist) Design originator: Jess Tipper Director/Manager: Rhodri Gardner Supervisor: Stuart Boulter DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: HNS 027 Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Stratigraphic, Survey, Worked stone/lithics Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Spreadsheets, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: HNS 027 Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Stratigraphic, Survey, Worked stone/lithics Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Drawing, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Survey PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: HNS 027 Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Industrial, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: HNS 027, Silver Birches, Hintlesham, Archaeological Assessment Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Boulter, S. P. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Rpt. No. 2010/053 Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk County Council Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: Unbouind A4 sheets

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2010. Archaeological Assessment Report, Silver Birches, Hintlesham, HNS 027.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Silver Birches, Silver Hill, Hintlesham (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 11 2011 11:12AM

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