Site Event/Activity record ESF21003 - Excavation, St. George's Street, Ipswich, (IAS 7017).

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Location Post-Excavation Assessment Report, NCP Car Park, St George's Street
Grid reference Centred TM 1599 4485 (48m by 48m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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This post-excavation assessment report presents the evidence from an archaeological evaluation and subsequent excavation at the site of the former NCP Car Park, St George's St, Ipswich. The archaeological levels were generally well preserved. The report recommends that the site is not published as such, but that the information is further presented within the ongoing thematic studies of Ipswich as a whole. One prehistoric feature was encountered, as well as prehistoric pottery. Residual Roman pottery was also recovered. The site's use increased gradually from the Middle Saxon period onward. Two main phases included at least two buildings and numerous pits associated with industrial or craft activity and other specialised functions that may be related to the site's extra-mural location. Work on the comparison of this evidence with other similar sites and finds assemblages in the region is recommended. Small finds of regional and national importance were uncovered from this period, including an iron stirrup of possible Scandinavian/Viking origin. A Saxon grave was also recorded. The site seems to have been abandoned c.1200-1250, and does not see further activity until the post-medieval period, when there is limited evidence for sparse occupation in the form of refuse disposal and poorly preserved brick structures. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. IPS/03/01068 HER event no. IPS 502 Sitecode IPS 502 Sitecode IAS 7017 NMR No. 1543999 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Full excavation, Test-Pit Survey Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Current Land use: Other 3 - Built over Monument Type(s)/Period(s): POST HOLES Early Medieval , POST HOLES Uncertain, PITS Post Medieval , STRUCTURES Post Medieval , DITCH Late Prehistoric, DITCH Early Medieval , GRAVE Early Medieval , PITS Early Medieval , BUILDINGS Early Medieval , DITCH Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): QUERN Uncertain, CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) Post Medieval , LITHIC IMPLEMENTS Neolithic, SLAG Uncertain, HAMMERSCALE Uncertain, STIRRUP Early Medieval , SMALL FINDS Medieval , SMALL FINDS Post Medieval , HUMAN REMAINS Early Medieval , SMALL FINDS Early Medieval , MORTAR Post Medieval , POTTERY Medieval , POTTERY Early Medieval , POTTERY Roman, HUMAN REMAINS Uncertain, POTTERY Bronze Age , ANIMAL REMAINS Late Prehistoric, ANIMAL REMAINS Post Medieval , ANIMAL REMAINS Medieval , ANIMAL REMAINS Early Medieval , POTTERY Late Prehistoric PROJECT LOCATION Area 1800.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM15994485 Point Height 16.50 - 17.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: K. Wade Director/Manager: Stuart Boulter, Rhodri Gardner Supervisor: Linzi Everett DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Glass, Human Bones, Industrial, Metal, Worked stone/lithics, other Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Glass, Human Bones, Industrial, Metal, Worked stone/lithics, other Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Map, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Survey, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Glass, Human Bones, Industrial, Metal, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Post-Excavation Assessment - NCP Car Park, St George's Street, Ipswich, IPS 501 and IAS 7017 Author(s)/Editor(s): Everett, L., Gardner, R. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2010/095 Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: A4, comb bound, white cover (also available as pdf)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Everett, L & Gardner, R. 2011. Archaeological Assessment Report, NCP Car Park, St George's St, Ipswich, IPS 502 and IAS 7017.

Related Monuments/Buildings (8)

  • Building 5003 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Building 5004 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Building 5005 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Ditch G5001 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Ditch G5002 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Ditch G5031/G5032/G5033/G5166 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Hearth G5001 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • St. George's Street, Ipswich, (IAS 7017). (Monument)

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May 5 2017 2:52PM

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