Monument record BSE 095 - Comb shops, Boby Trading Estate

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Summary

Longstanding industrial uses of this site just outside western walls of the Medieval town, evidence of comb shops.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 851 640 (35m by 47m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL86SE
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Longstanding industrial uses of this site just outside western walls of the Medieval town. The Warren map of 1776 suggested the presence of a `watchhouse' and `lime kiln' (BSE 077). Historical survey found no trace of `watchhouse', but introduced `comb shops' related to wollen industry (S1).

1991: Evaluation showed that the site was very badley disturbed by the more recent industrial use. Only a small area beneath the E-W axial road was preserved. Remains of buildings of ?C18, ?C19 were found, including a floor and walls, and interpreted as the comb shops shown to exist by (S1) and the Warren map, 1791 (S2).
Further excavation in advance of development recommended.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): Historical assessment, Margaret Statham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1991. Archaeological Evaluation, Boby Trading Estate site, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 15 2018 2:49PM

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