Site Event/Activity record ESF23614 - Desk-Based Assessment - Foxhall Waste Transfer Site, Foxhall

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Location Foxhall Waste Transfer Site, Foxhall
Grid reference TM 2456 4385 (point)
Map sheet TM24SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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A Desk based assessment was undertaken as a result of plans for the construction of a waste transfer site at Foxhall. The DBA found there was moderate potential for encountering later Prehistoric material within the proposed development area. The assessment includes an examination of the Suffolk Sites and Monuments Record (SMR), and the SCCAS photographic archive. The PDA is situated on the terrace to the north of the Mill River in an area of extensive later prehistoric activity. The main evidence for this is in the twenty-one probable round barrows and numerous trackways, enclosures and field systems mainly visible through aerial photography. There is thought to be a moderate potential for encountering prehistoric material during any ground works carried out within the PDA. It is therefore recommended that a first stage of archaeological work would be to carry out a trial trench evaluation to establish the character and condition of any surviving archaeology. The archaeological potential of the site does not call for the evaluation to be a predetermination condition of the planning condition. Consultation would then be required with the County Council planning archaeologist to determine the need and scope for any further work, which could include full-scale excavation. Also monitoring of the movement of the topsoil store when there is the possibility that the original ground surface will be disturbed would also be required (S1). Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. 2007/92 HER event no. FXL 059 Sitecode FXL 059 NMR No. 1512877 Project Type: Desk based assessment Development Type: Service infrastructure (e.g. sewage works, reservoir, pumping station, etc.) Methods and Techniques: 'Documentary Search', 'Aerial Photography - interpretation', 'Visual Inspection' Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Current Land use: Grassland Heathland 3 - Disturbed, Woodland 7 - Scrub PROJECT LOCATION Area 0.9 Hectares Grid Reference: TM24564385 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Robert Carr Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: James Rolfe DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: FXL 059 Contents: 'other' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: FXL 059 Contents: 'other' Media: 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Foxhall Landfill Site, Proposed Waste Transfer Site Author(s)/Editor(s): Rolfe, J. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2007/092 Date: 2007 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb bound, card covers, in colour.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Rolfe, J. 2007. Archaeological Desk Based Assesment: Foxhall Landfill Site, Proposed Waste Transfer Site.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Undated ditch, Foxhall Waster Transfer Site, Foxhall Road, Foxhall (Monument)

Record last edited

Jan 23 2023 2:01PM

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