Site Event/Activity record ESF20800 - Land at Mildenhall, DBA

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Location Land at mildenhall, Suffolk
Grid reference Centred TL 7135 7446 (242m by 326m)
Map sheet TL77SW



Cotswold Archaeology


Not recorded.



The River Lark runs to the south-west of the site, through a channel raised approximately 2m above the surrounding landscape. Geotechnical works in the northern and central areas of the site have revealed no alluvial or peat deposits and indicate that the redevelopment of the site in the 1960s had a major impact upon these areas of the site. The level of previous impacts in the southern part of the site, beyond the geotechnical survey, is not established and there may be more potential for currently unrecorded archaeological remains. A Late Iron Age fastener was found within the site by a metal detectorist and a small amount of Roman finds are recorded immediately to the north-east of the site. No further information is held on these finds. No other archaeological remains have been recorded within the site. An Iron Age settlement has been recorded on locally higher ground 400m to the south-west of the site, to the south of the River Lark. The medieval centre of Mildenhall lay to the north-west of the site, and the site itself appears to have been agricultural land on the outskirts of the town, remaining undeveloped until the 20th-century. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Project Type: Desk based assessment Development Type: Urban commercial (e.g. offices, shops, banks, etc.) Methods and Techniques: Documentary Search Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Monument Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 4.30 Hectares Grid Reference: TL71327447 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Cotswold Archaeology Brief originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Services Design originator: Cotswold Archaeology Director/Manager: Richard Morton Supervisor: Christopher Jordan BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Land at Mildenhall, Suffolk: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment Author(s)/Editor(s): Jordan, C. Other Bibliographic Details: CA Typescript Report 09128 Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: Cotswold Archaeology Place of Issue or Publication: Cotswold Archaeology

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  • --- Unpublished document: Jordan, C. 2009. Land at Mildenhall. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment,.

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Apr 6 2011 1:59PM

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