Site Event/Activity record ESF22378 - Evaluation, Rose Villa, Priory Walk, Sudbury

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Location Rose Villa, Priory Walk, Sudbury
Grid reference Centred TL 8703 4097 (16m by 18m) (3 map features)
Map sheet TL84SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Trial trench evaluation was carried out on the site of a proposed residential development which was located within the precint of the Dominican Priory (SUY005). Three trenches were excavated representing approx 2% of the total area of the development site and 7% of the area of the proposed new buildings. The trenches were excavated to a depth of 1.65m-2.5m. The river terrace deposits within the site have been truncated to considerable depths, this was especially so in the areas of Trenches 1 and 2 in the northern half of the site. Quarrying of sand and gravel seems a likely explanation with thick deposits of fill that overlay the truncated natural strata representing deliberate backfillinf and ground consolidation (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Heard, K.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation, Rose Villa, Priory Walk, Sudbury.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Post-medieval structure and 19th cellar, Rose Villa, Priory Walk, Sudbury (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 16 2022 11:56AM

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