Site Event/Activity record ESF21510 - Evaluation at Dairy Site, Angel Link, Halesworth

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Location Dairy Site, Angel Link
Grid reference Centred TM 3873 7728 (170m by 187m)
Map sheet TM37NE



AOC Archaeology


Not recorded.



An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by AOC Archaeology in January 2008 at the Dairy Site, Angel Link, Halesworth. The evaluation comprised of 11 trenches. Natural Lowestoft sands and gravels were identified between 12.79m and 7.88m OD. Cut into this were a number of archaeological features including small ditches, pits, animal burials and a human inhumation. In the Western part of the site evidence of marshland was discovered, alluvial clays covered the natural sands. No archaeological features were observed here. There was a low level of prehistoric activity, a number of worked flints were discovered. The burial is of early medieval date. there was little other medieval activity considering the closeness of St Marys church. On the Southern area of the site a wall relating to a possible building was discovered. This may date to the 16th century. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode HWT029 Contracting Unit No. 30017 NMR No. 1531176 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Urban commercial (e.g. offices, shops, banks, etc.) Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: Pre-application Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Conservation Area Current Land use: Woodland 7 - Scrub Monument Type(s)/Period(s): POSTHOLE Uncertain, ANIMAL BURIALS Post Medieval , BURIAL Early Medieval , WALL Post Medieval , PITS Uncertain, DITCHES Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): LAVA QUERN Uncertain, BUILDING MATERIAL Post Medieval , POTTERY Roman, POTTERY Medieval , ANIMAL BONE Uncertain, ANTLER Uncertain, WORKED FLINT Uncertain PROJECT LOCATION Area 14000.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM38747729 Point Height 8.00 - 14.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Planning Authority (with/without advice from County/District Archaeologist) Design originator: AOC Archaeology Director/Manager: Andy Leonard Supervisor: Ian Hogg PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council ID: HWT 029 BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Dairy Site,Angels Link, Halesworth,Suffolk. An interim archaeological evaluation report Author(s)/Editor(s): Hogg,I. Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: AOC Archaeology Place of Issue or Publication: AOC London Description: A4 blue spine/dust covers. 54 pages text with 11figures.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Hogg I & Melikian M. 2008. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Dairy Site, Angel Link, Halesworth, HWT 029.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Dairy Site, Angel Link, Halesworth (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 14 2012 10:47AM

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