Monument record IPS 212 - Smart Street/Foundation Street, Ipswich, (IAS 5701).

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An area of Saxon to Medieval Occupation.


Grid reference Centred TM 1655 4422 (26m by 29m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (15)

Full Description

1984: Excavation on scheduled ancient monument (area of car park) after demolition of Victorian terraced housing. Saxon features including buildings. Also Medieval and Post-Medieval features. (S1)

See also (S2-S5). Dendrochronology report, (S6).

2016: Monitoring. Continuous archaeological monitoring was undertaken at Smart Street/Foundation Street Car Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, during the excavation of footings to install ticket machines, bollards, lighting and boundary fence posts. Three site visits were undertaken in January and February 2016 to monitor the groundworks. A brick wall of one of the former houses that fronted Foundation Street was present within one of the cable trenches. Modern ceramic building material, oyster shell and fine bone china plate were present within a demolition rubble layer, (S7).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Index: IPSMG. 2009. Ipswich Museum renumbered Ipswich archive. R.2009.62.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Wade, K. 2014. Ipswich Archive Site Summaries, Site Name: Smart Street.
  • <S2> Source Unchecked: DoE. SAM File, Smart Street.. SAM file:.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: DoE. 1986. Scheduling information, October 1986. DOE, Scheduling information, October 1986.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 5701.
  • <S5> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 5701.
  • <S6> Finds Report: Cathy Groves. 1987. Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report 42/87 TREE-RING ANALYSIS OF SAXON WELL TIMBERS FROM SMART STREET, IPSWICH, 1984..
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Schofield T. 2016. Smart Street/Foundation Street Car Park.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (7)

Related Events/Activities (6)

Record last edited

Jun 2 2021 10:50AM

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