Monument record IPS 208 - New Martins Bank, 6 Buttermarket, Ipswich, (IAS 3001).

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Excavation before construction of New Martins Bank at 6 Buttermarket yielded multi-period features and finds from Late Saxon to Modern.


Grid reference Centred TM 1628 4453 (13m by 24m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

1955-1956: Excavations on the site of Martins Bank by Alan Aberg revealed Middle Saxon stamp decorated and Late Saxon pottery, with bone skates etc, also pottery of 13th to 17th Century as well as mammal, bird and fish remains (S2).

1957: Alliance Building development, observed by G W L Jarvis and H E P Spencer for IPSMG. Nature of excavations made accurate recording and findspots difficult to record, but a line of pits or probable "continuous trench" (ditch?) at least 21 feet long was noted as were at least 5 inhumations uncovered "lying at different angles and at different depths". Further features noted include a well containing Medieval to 19th Century material and possible wattle and daub remains. Listed finds include further human and animal bones, various finds of pottery, "an iron ? Blade" and glass (S1-S6).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Source Unchecked: IPSMG, 957-109, Ms by G W L Jarvis, 1957. IPSMG, 957-109, Ms by G W L Jarvis, 1957.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and F. A. Aberg. 1957. Archaeology in Suffolk 1957. Archaeol in Suff, 1957, PSIA, 27, 1957, (3), 182.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: IPSMG, 957-109, plan M82. IPSMG, 957-109, plan M82.
  • <S4> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 956-90.
  • <S5> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 3001.
  • <S6> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 3001.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (14)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

May 25 2021 11:49AM

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