Site Event/Activity record ESF22176 - Archaeological Evaluation, Land at Bargate Farm, Bargate Road, West Row, Mildenhall, Suffolk

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Grid reference Centred TL 6784 7485 (7m by 22m)
Map sheet TL67SE



John Newman Archaeological Services


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PROJECT DETAILS Mildenhall, Bargate Farm, Bargate Lane, West Row (MNL 694, TL 6784 7482) evaluation trenching for a new storage building at a site which operated as an inland port on the River Lark in the earlier Post medieval period did not reveal any evidence for structural remains or any finds of any antiquity within the area of the planned development. Below a shallow depth of overburden a uniform chalk surface was revealed and inspection of a previously excavated test pit nearby revealed that the chalk is an artificial platform some 700mm thick which lies over a layer of peat of unknown depth. It therefore appears likely that the general ground level around the former farm yard has been raised and consolidated in order to facilitate use of the site as an inland port in the earlier Post medieval, and possibly later medieval, period. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. MNL 694 LBS No. 10377558 NMR No. 1578832 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Rural commercial Methods and Techniques: '''''''Sample Trenches''''''' Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Industry and Commerce 4 - Storage and warehousing Monument Type(s)/Period(s): CHALK RAFT Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 300.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL67847482 Point Height 3.00 - 4.00 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: 'none' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk CC Archaeological Service Contents: 'none' Media: 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Land at Bargate Farm, Bargate Lane, West Row, Mildenhall, Suffolk- Archaeological Evaluation Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Newman, J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, Land at Bargate Farm, Bargate Road, West Row, Mildenhall, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Artificial chalk surface and peat layer, Land at Bargate Farm, Bargate Road, West Row (PMed) (Monument)

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Oct 3 2013 4:04PM

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