Site Event/Activity record ESF21355 - Desk Based Assessment - Borough Offices, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds

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Location Angel Hill
Grid reference Centred TL 8546 6427 (48m by 41m)
Map sheet TL86SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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The archaeological potential for the PDA is very high due to its location in the historic urban core of Bury St Edmunds just outside of the Abbey precinct. The early Anglo-Saxon inhumation found close to the PDA indicates the possibility that there may be early Anglo-Saxon occupation in the area of the PDA. The discovery of late Anglo-Saxon material during excavations close to the PDA indicates the potential for the PDA to be located within or on the edge of the late Anglo-Saxon settlement. The location of the PDA on the edge of the Angel Hill and Mustow Street right outside the expanded Abbey precinct would have been one of the more important areas of the town. The archaeological potential of the PDA to help in the understanding of the settlement pattern and occupation activity from the late 11th in this area of the town is high. Evidence from close by excavations has revealed building remains along the street frontages with extensive pit activity behind the buildings dating from the 12th centuries onwards. There is every reason to think that in the PDA this trend would carry on. There is the possibility that further evidence for the fire of 1608 could be recovered which could help to define its extent.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Rolfe, J.. 2008. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Borough Offices, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Borough Offices, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 14 2018 12:13PM

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