Site Event/Activity record ESF21432 - Excavation, Land to North of the Street Erwarton

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Location Land to North of The Street
Grid reference Centred TM 2194 3473 (21m by 22m)
Map sheet TM23SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Excavation identified ditches and a pit of Bronze Age or later Iron Age date. A line of post-holes crossed the site on an alignment at odds with every other phase. This was of uncertain date, producing finds of possible prehistoric or Early Anglo-Saxon to late Saxon date. Building activity at the front of the plot was begun probably in the Late Saxon period, represented by structural slots and post-lines. These too were poorly dated by finds, producing possible prehistoric and Early Anglo-Saxon pottery. More substantial buildings were constructed along the street front in the early medieval period, including a timber building containing a hearth. The rear of the site was divided by N-S aligned boundary ditches at this time. Later in the medieval period habitation at the street front probably continued, with some additions to the existing buildings. The rear of the site was further divided by the addition of E-W aligned boundary ditches. A well and an associated timber building were set back from the street. In the post-medieval period many of the property boundary ditches stayed in use, however the buildings within the excavation area appear to have gone out of use. A probable cess pit infilled at this time suggests that habitation was ongoing through the post-medieval period even if the buildings were located elsewhere (S2). Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: HER event no. ARW 064 Planning Application No. B/10/00266/FUL OASIS form ID suffolkc1-60559 NMR No. 1552869 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: Full excavation, Open-area excavation Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Area of Archaeological Importance (AAI) Current Land use: Other 13 - Waste ground Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Roman, DITCH Medieval , WELL Post Medieval , WELL Medieval , PIT Post Medieval , PIT Medieval , DITCH Post Medieval , POST-HOLE Medieval , POST-HOLE Post Medieval , BEAM-SLOT Medieval , PIT Roman Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Post Medieval , POTTERY Medieval , POTTERY Roman, CBM Medieval , CBM Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 500.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM21963473 Point Height 25.50 - 27.25 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: Duncan Stirk DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Metal, Worked stone/lithics Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Spreadsheets, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Metal, Stratigraphic, Worked stone/lithics Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Material, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Metal, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Land to North of The Street, Erwarton ARW 064 Author(s)/Editor(s): Cass, S., Stirk, D. Other Bibliographic Details: 2010/178 Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A post-excavation assessment in house style - wire-comb bound and card-covered as per usual style.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Stirk, D & Cass, S. 2011. Post-Excavation Assessment Report, Land to North of the Street Erwarton, ARW 064.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Late Saxon and Medieval buildings and settlement evidence, Land North of The Street, Arwarton (Monument)

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Apr 20 2012 9:23AM

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