Site Event/Activity record ESF23004 - Evaluation, Land adjacent to Factory Lane, Brantham, Suffolk

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Location Land adjacent to Factory Lane Brantham
Grid reference Centred TM 10912 33329 (511m by 428m)
Map sheet TM13SW



Archaeology South-East


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS Archaeology South-East (ASE) was commissioned by CgMs Consulting to undertake an archaeological evaluation on land adjacent to Factory Lane, Brantham, Suffolk. At the time the evaluation was conducted almost all of the land consisted of ploughed fields apart from a small area within the industrial estate to the south. Thirty-seven trenches were excavated by machine down to the natural deposits. Topsoil, in all cases but one consisting of ploughsoil, was approximately 0.30m thick. The exception was a trench within the industrial estate which showed evidence of landscaping. Topsoil was only 100-150mm thick in this area. Of these, archaeological features were recorded in only two trenches, with a further six containing modern features and deposits. A large shallow hollow was recorded in Trench 21 to the north-west of the site, which yielded finds from the late 13th- mid 14th centuries. A post-medieval field boundary was recorded in Trench 31 close to the south side of the site, which aligned with an existing field boundary. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode BNT069 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Housing estate Methods and Techniques: ''''Sample Trenches'''' Position in the Planning Process: Pre-application Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Site status: None Current Land use: Industry and Commerce 1 - Industrial, Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): FIELD Medieval , FIELD SYSTEM Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): CONTAINER Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 8.50 Hectares Grid Reference: TM1052633104 Point Height 2.26 - 23.50 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Archaeology South East Brief originator: CgMs Consulting Design originator: CgMs Consulting Director/Manager: Adrian Scruby Supervisor: Robin Wroe-Brown DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archive Store Contents: 'Stratigraphic', 'Survey' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archive Store Contents: 'Stratigraphic', 'Survey' Media: 'Context sheet', 'Plan', 'Section' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archive Store Contents: 'Ceramics' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: An Archaeological Evaluation on Land Adjacent to Factory Lane, Brantham, Suffolk Author(s)/Editor(s): Wroe-Brown, R Other Bibliographic Details: ASE Report No: 2014363 Date: 2014 Issuer/Publisher: ASE Essex Place of Issue or Publication: Braintree Description: A4 report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Wroe-Brown, R.. 2014. Archaeological Evaluation, Land adjacent to Factory Lane, Brantham, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Land off Factory Lane, Brantham (Monument)

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Sep 5 2017 2:28PM

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