Monument record BSE 144 - Middle/Late Saxon and medieval occuaption evidence
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8592 6372 (54m by 53m) (Centred on)|
|Civil Parish||BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
May 1996: Trenched evaluation prior to proposed development located series of features and finds of Sax, Med & PMed date (S1)(S3).
The area appears to have been open on map evidence between 1740 and 1834. By 1841 it was occupied by Raingate Square, where 19 dwellings with 62 occupants are listed. This survived until at least 1904, when it is shown on the OS 2nd ed 6" map, but had gone by 1926 (OS, 1:2500 map). An array of more recent buildings are shown after the second world war (S2). There is the possibility of earlier settlement, site does not hold information previously not known about that area of Bury - see (S2).
December 1996: Excavation prior to development confirmed that the alignment of the street is unaltered since the 10th century, proving therefore that Raingate Street part of original town layout. A large quantity of Thetford & St Neots pottery sherds were found as well as animal bone, oyster shells, and fragment of copper alloy (S3)(S4). Medieval and post-medieval finds included Hedingham fine ware, Bury medieval coarsewares and roof tiling (S3)(S4).
- <S1> SSF17977 Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1996. Archaeological Evalaution Report: 47 Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds.
- <M1> SSF44427 (No record type): Evaluation archive:.
- <M1> SSF44429 (No record type): Evaluation archive:.
- <M1> SSF44431 (No record type): Evaluation archive:.
- <S2> SSF17944 (No record type): SAU (Breen A M), documentary research, May 1996.
- <M2> SSF50072 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S1).
- <S3> SSF57689 Unpublished document: Anderson, S.. 1996. Archaeological Report: 47 Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds.
- <S4> SSF50250 Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (1), p.90.
- FSF19677: POTTERY IPSWICH (Middle Saxon - 650 AD to 849 AD)
- FSF19678: POTTERY THETFORD (IPS: Early Late Saxon to 12th century - 850 AD to 1100 AD)
- FSF19679: POTTERY (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FSF19680: WINDOW GLASS (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FSF19681: ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FSF19682: QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FSF19683: ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FSF25382: POTTERY ST NEOTS (IPS: Early Late Saxon to 14th century - 850 AD to 1300 AD)
- FSF25383: ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
- FSF25384: OYSTER SHELL (Undated)
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jun 21 2017 1:56PM