Site Event/Activity record ESF21954 - Desk Based Assessment, Land at Orchard Street, Ipswich.

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Location Land at Orchard Street
Grid reference Centred TM 1683 4461 (85m by 110m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Archaeological Solutions


Not recorded.



The site is located on the north-eastern edge of the Saxon and medieval town and within the immediate vicinity of contemporary pottery kilns. The site appears to have remained as woodland, orchard and/or pastureland for many years, with construction inside the site boundaries only occurring when Orchard Street developed in the mid-19th century. The site has been in commercial and industrial use throughout the 20th century, with factory and warehouse buildings. Previous archaeological work at neighbouring sites on the St Helen's Street frontage has revealed extensive evidence of Saxon and medieval activity, particularly to the south-west of the site.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Grant J. 2003. Desk Based Assessment, Land at Orchard Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Ditch 1019 (Ipswich UAD child record)
  • Land at Orchard Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. (Monument)
  • Well 1025 (Ipswich UAD child record)

Record last edited

May 18 2017 10:53AM

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