Site Event/Activity record ESF21630 - Monitoring - The Old Forge, Bridge Street, Hadleigh

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Location The Old Forge, Bridge Street
Grid reference Centred TM 0252 4290 (30m by 37m)
Map sheet TM04SW



John Newman Archaeological Services


Not recorded.



Monitoring of ground works for the rebuilding of an outbuilding. The excavation for the slab foundation covered an area of some 14m2 and was taken to a depth of 0.45m. Trenches for piping to take rain water from the outbuilding complex were 6m and 5m long respectively and each one was 0.3m wide and 0.5m deep. To bring an electric supply to the outbuilding complex a 20m long, 0.2m wide and 0.45m deep trench was excavated. The final ground works for a septic tank close to the southern side of the outbuilding complex were on a more substantial scale with the pit being 2m square and 1.75m deep. The low lying situation within the river channels has led to an accumulation of over 1.7m of alluvial silts across the area of the site therefore the ground disurbance for the development has not affected any archaeological deposits. Some post-medieva; brick or tile and oaccasional oyuster shells were recovered from the spoil.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Newman, J.. 2012. Archaeological Monitoring Report: The Old Forge, Bridge Street.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Hadleigh Manor (site of) (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 7 2016 4:20PM

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