Site Event/Activity record ESF22061 - Evaluation, 110-112 Handford Road

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Location 110-112 Handford Road
Grid reference Centred TM 1535 4462 (27m by 23m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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PROJECT DETAILS A trenched evaluation revealed the survival of archaeological deposits, and features of probable Roman date. An evaluation trench positioned towards the north-west sector of the site revealed a series of layers, the lowest of which (at 0.6m depth from the surface) contained Roman roof tile. Under this layer was an undated pit and two square post-holes, each containing pottery of 2nd to 3rd centuries AD date. The evaluation site is 25m north of, and the other side of Handford Road from, the significant multi-period site of IPS 280. Here Roman occupation and evidence of Saxon structures were recorded. The post-holes revealed in IPS 716 might be related to a post-hole alignment, representing a possible Roman palisade enclosure seen on the south side of Handford Road. The other evaluation trench towards the north-eastern corner of the site showed a considerable degree of truncation and contained modern features of 19th and 20th century date. The Ordnance Survey map of the 1880s shows pitting to the north, so that it is possible that sand and gravel extraction might have extended into the site. The Victorian terrace that previously fronted the site had been converted during the early 20th century into the Three Jolly Sailors public house. A large cellar, now backfilled, was located under the two houses within the south-west corner of the site. It is unlikely that any archaeological deposits would survive in this area Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. IPS 716 NMR No. 1576194 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: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Vacant Land 1 - Vacant land previously developed Monument Type(s)/Period(s): POSTHOLE Roman, PIT Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Roman, TILE Roman PROJECT LOCATION Area 780.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM15354463 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Jude Plouviez Director/Manager: Rhodri Gardner Supervisor: Jezz Meredith DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'other' Media: 'Database', 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'Stratigraphic', 'other' Media: 'Context sheet', 'Correspondence', 'Drawing', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Section' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'Ceramics' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: IPS 716, 110-112 Handford Road (former Three Jolly Sailors PH), Ipswich: Evaluation Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Meredith, J. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS rpt no 2013/067 Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: Short report of c.20 pages

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Meredith J,. 2013/067. Archaeological Evaluation Report, 110-112 Handford Road.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • 110-112 Handford Road, Ipswich. (Monument)

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Dec 7 2016 2:41PM

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