Site Event/Activity record ESF23988 - Archaeological Monitoring and Recording at The Greyhound, Lavenham

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Location The Greyhound, Lavenham
Grid reference Centred TL 9155 4924 (17m by 8m)
Map sheet TL94NW



Colchester Archaeological Trust


Not recorded.



Archaeological monitoring and recording was carried out to the rear of The Greyhound Inn, in advance of the construction of a rear extension and other works. The development site is located in the centre of the medieval town of Lavenham, behing the 15th-16th century listed building but adjacent to a more modern timber-framed building at the rear of the property. The new extension was located to the north of an existing timber-framed building located to the rear of the Greyhound. Groundworks for the extension covered an area of 19.0m squared. Footings were 1.3m deep and were excavated along two sides of the extension, through tarmac 0.2m thick onto a mid-grey silty-clay accumulation deposit c0.3m thich which sealed natural orange clay. A small section of the foundation for the timber-framed building was also exposed. This was constructed of courses of brick and flint (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Pooley, L.. 2017. Archaeological Monitoring and recording at The Greyhound Inn, High Street, Lavenham.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • 16th-17th pit and two undated pits at The Greyhound, Lavenham (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2017 11:26AM

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