Site Event/Activity record ESF23154 - Watching Brief - The Old Timber Yard, St Benedicts Road, Brandon

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Location The Old Timber Yard, St Benedicts Road, Brandon
Grid reference Centred TL 7900 8658 (166m by 145m)
Map sheet TL78NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Several visits to the site over a period of four months. First visit was while a small area in north east and south west corners cleared and pipe trench dug from west to east. Thin sandy soil over yellow sand. 1.10.1991: visit made while footings for one dwelling examined in south west corner of site with one tree root hole. Top soil depth c40cm, possibly formerly ploughed. 17.10.1991: Rainwater drainage system inserted into meadow to north. Sandy ploughsoil on surface overlying clean sound to c.80m below which buried soil. Mostly already backfilled. No artefacts or features seen. 30.10.1991: Road dug at West end. Already laid but no finds topsoil except C19th century platform and gunflint waste. 29.04.1992: Fourteen footings dug out, revealing only unstratified soil which was examined. Revealed only gunflint waste and one flint scraper, possibly prehistoric.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Pendleton, C.. 1991. Watching Brief, The Old Timber Yard, St Benedicts Road, Brandon.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • The Old Timber Yard, St Benedicts (Monument)

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Jul 10 2020 12:14PM

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