Site Event/Activity record ESF21862 - Evaluation, Caribbean Resource Centre, Ipswich

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Location 11-17 Woodbridge Road
Grid reference Centred TM 16720 44712 (6m by 28m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT) over the 26 and 27 September 2012 at 11-17 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich (NGR 616723 244719). The work was commissioned by Ipswich Borough Council who are currently making preparations for the development of the site. The former Caribbean Resource Centre has been demolished and it is planned to turn the area into a car park. The results of the evaluation indicate that the PDA lay in a peripheral location on the margins of the late Saxon and medieval town. During this period the site seems to have initially been open land that was later given over to small scale, non-domestic activity. This was typified by the cutting of refuse pits though the presence of a small oven indicates that slightly more complex activity may also have been taken place. For much of the medieval period and the part of the post medieval period the site lay vacant perhaps again given over to agriculture. This is indicated on historic maps such as that of Speede (1610) or Pennington (1778). In the latter part of the eighteenth and the nineteenth century the site was levelled up by the deposition of soil and refuse dumps. Prior to this levelling event the site sloped gently down from north to south towards the River Orwell. The PDA was finally built over in the early part of the twentieth century. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. IP/12/00213/FP13 Sitecode CRCI-EV-12 HER event no. IPS 702 NMR No. 1569604 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Car park (flat) Methods and Techniques: '''''Sample Trenches''''' Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Site status: None Current Land use: Community Service 2 - Leisure and recreational buildings Monument Type(s)/Period(s): RUBBISH PIT Early Medieval , DITCH Early Medieval , OVEN Early Medieval , RUBBISH PIT Post Medieval , POST ALIGNMENT Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Early Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 1055.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM1671644714 Point Height 11.23 - 11.95 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Director/Manager: James Holman Supervisor: James Holman DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Survey' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'Stratigraphic' Media: 'Context sheet', 'Drawing' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Ipswich Museum Contents: 'Animal Bones', 'Ceramics' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: An archaeological evaluation of the former Caribbean Resource Centre, 11-17 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, Suffolk Author(s)/Editor(s): Holman, J. Other Bibliographic Details: 2012/105 Date: 2012 Issuer/Publisher: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Place of Issue or Publication: Canterbury

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Holman J. 2012. An Archaeological evaluation of the former, Caribbean Resource Centre, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Caribbean Resource Centre, Ipswich. (Monument)
  • Ditch (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Oven (Ipswich UAD child record)

Record last edited

May 11 2017 4:19PM

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