Site Event/Activity record ESF23621 - Monitoring - Cathedral Precinct Yard Storm Drains, Bury St Edmunds

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Grid reference Centred TL 8558 6414 (15m by 20m)
Map sheet TL86SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Archaeological monitoring was carried out on the excavations for replacement storm drains in the Cathedral Precinct Yard. It was hoped that the excavation would be able to provide an opportunity to record the depth of overburden across the precinct yard and record any archaeological features that might be encountered. Where possible trenches were excavated to a depth no more than 600mm below the present ground surface and were designed to be as shallow as possible. Between manholes 2 and 3 the trench was excavated to a depth of 760mm. Manhole 4 was excavated to a depth of over 2m and therefore excavated through soil layers that had not been previously disturbed (S1). Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Sitecode BSE 327 HER event no. BSE 327 Contracting Unit No. 2008/265 NMR No. 1600833 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: 'Watching Brief' Reason for Investigation: Faculty jurisdiction Site status: Listed Building, Scheduled Monument (SM) Current Land use: Other 8 - Land dedicated to the display of a monument PROJECT LOCATION Area 500 Square metres Grid Reference: TL8559164137 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Diocesan Archaeologist Design originator: Robert Carr Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: David Gill DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: BSE 327 Contents: 'Stratigraphic', 'other' Media: 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service ID: BSE 327 Contents: 'Stratigraphic', 'other' Media: 'Map', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Section' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Monitoring Report, Replacement Storm Drains, Cathedral Precinct Yard, Bury St Edmunds, BSE 327 Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, D. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2008/265 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, stapled (not comb bound), in colour.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill, D. 2008. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Replacement Storm Drains, Cathedral Precinct Yard, Bury St Edmunds.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Large Pit or Medieval cellar identified during monitoring of new Storm Drain within the Cathedral Precinct (Monument)

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Aug 22 2022 3:53PM

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