Site Event/Activity record ESF25677 - Monitoring at Land at Brickfield Close to the rear of the Shipwrights Arms

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Grid reference Centred TM 1652 4349 (12m by 33m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Archaeological monitoring of a small residential development on Land at Brickfield Close. Footing trenches were all mechanically excavated. To the south of the site the natural yellow sand was encountered at a depth of 1.3m, overlain by 0.45m layer of pale brown sand and loam, interpreted as buried topsoil. This was overlain by imported soils of dark silty loam, a layer of grey brown sandy loam with brick rubble, a 2nd layer of dark silty loam and a thin layer of pale sand with occasional rounded flints. The middle plot had natural subsoil at the same depth but seemed to be overlain only by the layer of pale brown sand and loam c1.2m thick. The third plot to the north was higher due to a 0.4m thick deposit of rubble from a small group of outbuildings (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2001. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Land at Brickfield Close to the rear of the Shipwrights Arms..

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Mar 21 2019 12:16PM

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