Site Event/Activity record ESF22007 - Evaluation, Wrentham Hall, Church Street, Wrentham, Suffolk

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Grid reference Centred TM 4883 8305 (76m by 38m) (3 map features)
Map sheet TM48SE



John Newman Archaeological Services


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PROJECT DETAILS Wrentham, Wrentham Hall, Church Street (WRE 025, TM 4885 8301) evaluation trenching for a planned coach house, swimming pool and tennis court within the northern part of the grounds revealed evidence for Post medieval quarrying activity in one area to the north of the house in addition to a pair of pits of a similar date and a shallow, undated, ditch closer to the boundary shared with the churchyard to the north-east. A few sherds of Roman period pottery were also collected from the upcast spoil of the latter trench as was a fragment of Roman tile with another tile fragment being a residual find in Post medieval pit. However a thorough metal detector search in and around the three trenches recovered mainly non-ferrous finds of recent date plus a Nuremberg token from the early Post medieval period. The latter find is of moderate interest as it had been pierced and therefore may have may have been modified as a piece of jewellery. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: HER event no. WRE 025 LBS No. 1352538 NMR No. 1574885 Project Type: Field evaluation Site status: None Current Land use: Other 5 - Garden Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Uncertain, QUARRY PIT Post Medieval , TREE ROOT PIT Post Medieval , PIT Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): TILE Roman, JETTON Medieval , TILE Post Medieval , POTTERY Roman, POTTERY Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 1200.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM4885683016 Point Height 13.00 - 14.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: John Newman Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: John Newman DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk CC Archaeological Service Contents: 'Ceramics', 'Metal' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk CC Archaeological Service Contents: 'Ceramics', 'Metal' Media: 'Plan', 'Report', 'Section' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Landowner Contents: 'Ceramics', 'Metal' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Wrentham Hall, Church Street, Wrenthan, Suffolk- Archaeological Evaluation Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Newman, J Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: John Newman Archaeological Services Place of Issue or Publication: Henley, Suffolk Description: Loose bound client report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Newman J. 2013. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Wrentham Hall, Church Street, Wrentham, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Wrentham Hall, Church Street (Monument)

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Jul 18 2022 1:42PM

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