Site Event/Activity record ESF24808 - Evaluation - The Priory Hotel, Bury St Edmunds

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Location The Priory Hotel, Bury St Edmunds
Grid reference Centred TL 8507 6600 (28m by 23m)
Map sheet TL86NE



Archaeological Solutions


Not recorded.



Targeted desk-based assessment, standing wall assessment and evaluation was conducted in advance of proposals to alter and extend the hotel. The site partially lies with in the SAM of Babwell Friary (BSE 014) and Historic England required archaeological investigation to be carried out under Scheduled Monument Consent. Assessment of curved wall extending from the east side and of the second stretch of wall extending south-west to north-east from a point beyond the existing breakfast room was recorded. Evaluation of a test pit (1.06mx1.58m) excavated by hand to a depth of 0.98m, no archaeological features were found. A trial trench (36mx1.6m) was excavated by machine, topsoil (0-0.09m) overlay a layer of firm, mid-dark grey brown sandy silt (0.09-0.4) which overlay a layer of dark brown grey sandy silt (0.40-0.58m) which overlay a layer of loose, mid brown grey sandy silty gravels (0.58m-0.77m). The natural was reached at 0.36-0.77m and was friable, pale to mid grey yellow silty course sand and gravels with occasional sandy lime mortar flecks (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Bull, K., Collins, T., Wilson, L. and Mustchin, A.. 2017. Targeted Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, Standing Wall assessment and Archaeological Evaluation, Priory Hotel, Tollgate Lane, Bury St Edmunds.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Graves at The Priory Hotel, Tollgate Lane, Bury St Edmunds (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 21 2018 10:49AM

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