The Desk Based Assessment included an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record and a historic map and documentary search. The assessment suggested there is a very high potential for encountering archaeological remains dating from the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods. These remains include human burials (at least two sites), pottery kilns, waterfront deposits and buildings and settlement evidence. Close to the river there is the potential for waterlogged material and environmental evidence to survive. Previous works have demonstrated that there is good preservation of archaeological deposits as little as 0.5m below the present ground surface. The presence of a Jewish cemetery was also identified during the examination of the site (S1).
Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes
Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known
Contracting Unit No. 2010/216
Planning Application No. 07/00643/FUL
NMR No. 1600952
Project Type: Desk based assessment
Development Type: Public building (e.g. school, church, hospital, medical centre, law courts etc.)
Methods and Techniques: 'Conservation Area Appraisal', 'Documentary Search'
Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16
Site status: Area of Archaeological Importance (AAI)
Current Land use: Other 3 - Built over
Area 0.69 Hectares
Grid Reference: TM16734415 Point
Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body
Design originator: Keith Wade
Director/Manager: Jo Caruth
Supervisor: James Rolfe
Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service
ID: 47 Key Street, Ipswich
Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript)
Title: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, Proposed Student Village Fore Street Ipswich, Former BOCM Pauls site
Author(s)/Editor(s): Rolfe, J.
Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2010/216
Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds
Description: A4, comb bound, card covers, in colour.