Site Event/Activity record ESF23607 - Desk-Based Assessment - Proposed Student Village, Fore Street, Ipswich, (IAS 5908).

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Location Fore Street, Ipswich.
Grid reference Centred TM 1673 4416 (103m by 109m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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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 Associated Identifiers: 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 PROJECT LOCATION Area 0.69 Hectares Grid Reference: TM16734415 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Keith Wade Director/Manager: Jo Caruth Supervisor: James Rolfe DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: AHDS Contents: 'other' Media: 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: 47 Key Street, Ipswich Contents: 'other' Media: 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, Proposed Student Village Fore Street Ipswich, Former BOCM Pauls site Author(s)/Editor(s):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 Date: 2010 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, card covers, in colour.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Rolfe, J. 2010. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment: Proposed Student Village, Fore Street, Ipswich.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Jewish Cemetery, Ipswich. (Monument)
  • Student Village, Fore Street, Ipswich, (IAS 5908). (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 17 2016 11:32AM

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