Site Event/Activity record ESF21207 - Nitrate Pipeline Excavation, Rushbrooke

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Location

Location Nitrate Pipeline Monitoring and Excavation
Grid reference Centred TL 8724 6226 (620m by 528m)
Map sheet TL86SE
Civil Parish RUSHBROOKE WITH ROUGHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

Fieldwork was carried out prior to and during work to install a pipeline at Rushbrooke Water Treatment works between 2007 and 2008. Monitoring in 2007 (RBK 020) along the pipeline wayleave identified a Saxon sunken-featured building and a series of three ditches, one of which was of Early Saxon date. In 2008 (RBK 021), further monitoring of the pipeline 'launch pits' identified a colluvial deposit only, and an excavation of a further stripped area identified seven pits and five ditches, the majority of which were located towards the south-west end of the site. One of the ditches was of possible Early Anglo- Saxon origin and the remainder were either post-medieval or undated. A cluster of postholes to the north of the ditches contained flint and may be prehistoric. A few other discrete features were also identified, although none contained dateable material. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. RBK 020 Sitecode RBK 020 HER event no. RBK 021 Sitecode RBK 021 Contracting Unit No. 2008/212 Planning Application No. SE/06/2678 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Part Excavation, Watching Brief Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Area of Archaeological Importance (AAI) Current Land use: Cultivated Land 4 - Character Undetermined Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCHES Post Medieval , POSTHOLES Early Medieval , SUNKEN FEATURED BUILDING Early Medieval , DITCHES Early Medieval , PIT Late Prehistoric, LAYER Medieval , LAYER Uncertain, DITCH Uncertain, PITS Uncertain, POSTHOLE Uncertain, POSTHOLES Late Prehistoric Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): HINGE STRAP Early Medieval , ANIMAL REMAINS Early Medieval , ANTLER HANDLE Early Medieval , NEEDLE Early Medieval , COINS Medieval , COINS Post Medieval , METAL FINDS Early Medieval , KNIFE Early Medieval , BROOCH Early Medieval , METAL FINDS Roman, COINS Roman, LITHIC IMPLEMENTS Late Prehistoric, FIRED CLAY Early Medieval , CBM Roman, POT Medieval , POT Roman, POT Early Medieval , POT Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 2444.00 Square metres Grid References: TL86076152 Point, TL87336229 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Jess Tipper Director/Manager: Jo Caruth Supervisor: Mo Muldowney DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: RBK 020 and 021 Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Industrial, Metal, Stratigraphic, Survey, Worked bone, Worked stone/lithics, other Media: Database, GIS, Images raster / digital photography, Spreadsheets, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: RBK 020 and 021 Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Industrial, Metal, Stratigraphic, Survey, Worked bone, Worked stone/lithics, other Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Material, Plan, Report, Section, Survey, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Industrial, Metal, Worked bone, Worked stone/lithics, other BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Rushbrooke Nitrate Pipeline, Rushbrooke, Bury St Edmunds, RBK 020 and 021, Archaeological Excavation Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Muldowney, M., Anderson, S. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2008/212 Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, white cover, in colour, 8 appendices (also available as pdf)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Muldowney M & Anderson S. 2011. Archaeological Excavation Report, Nitrate Pipeline, Rushbrooke, Bury St Edmunds, RBK 020 and RBK 021.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Nitrate Pipeline Excavation, Rushbrooke (Monument)

Record last edited

Dec 15 2011 3:27PM

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