Site Event/Activity record ESF26084 - Excavation - Land to the rear of 40 Peckham Street, Bury St Edmunds

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Location 40 Peckham Street, Bury St Edmunds
Grid reference Centred TL 8524 6477 (38m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet TL86SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Excavation, following evaluation, was carried out in advance of redevelopment. The site was cleared of the existing garages and an archaeologist monitored the removal of the foundations. In the main area of excavation the soil strip was completed in a series of phased spits. The initial strip removed a relatively modern overburden to the top of a buried worked topsoil and the cobbled floor and wall stubs of a 19th century stable. The excavation level was reduced further to where archaeological features could be seen cutting a late medieval topsoil layer. A final stage of machining removed the medieval topsoil to the top of the surface geology. Over the smaller excavation area 45sqm the soil profile was deturbed and could be stripped directly to the geological surface. The main excavation area covered just over 400sqm and covered the enture width of the existing plot (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2012. Archaeological Excavation Report, 40 Peckham Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Medieval working yard and 19th century stables, 40 Peckham Street, Bury St Edmunds (Monument)

Record last edited

Aug 22 2022 3:52PM

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