Monument record IPS 280 - Ex Firmin's Site, Handford Road, Ipswich, (IAS 9612).

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Summary

Features and finds from evaluation, followed by full excavation of half of the development area revealing a mixture of Roman and Early Saxon material and features, together with a large amount of Medieval and Post Medieval finds.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1531 4454 (120m by 117m)
Map sheet TM14SE
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (25)

Full Description

1997: Roman features and finds from evaluation, (S1).

2002: Monitoring of soakaways identified an undated pit and five sherds of Roman pottery, (S2).

2004: Excavation of half of the development area revealing a mixture of Roman and Early Saxon material and features, together with a large amount of Medieval and Post Medieval finds. A series of features from Late Iron Age to Late Roman included a trackway, slots/gullies/ditches/field/enclosure boundaries, a well (probably Saxon), pits, post holes, a post-holed enclosure, and a pottery kiln.

Neolithic-Iron Age:
Neolithic artefact scatter consisting of worked flints, burnt flints and pottery sherds, a single sherd of Bronze Age pottery and two sherds of Iron Age pottery. No discrete features from any of these periods were located; all finds were residual in later features.

Saxon
uncovered ten Saxon structures, an oven, nineteen pits, six post holes and a large quantity of pottery and other small finds; the extent and nature of these finds and features are indicative of an area of Saxon settlement

Medieval-Post Medieval
uncovered two medieval ditches, large quantities of medieval pottery and various other small finds from this period as well as nine pits, twelve ditches and a structure along with numerous small finds dating from the post-medieval period. (S3).

See also preliminary report, (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Loader T. 2002. Monitoring Report, Trial pits at Handford Road, Ipswich, (Ex Firmin's Site)..
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 1997. Evaluation report. Ex Firmin's Site, Handford Road, Ipswich.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2005. Handford Road, Ipswich (IPS 280). Archaeological Assessment Report (Volume 1: Text), (Ex Firmin's Site).. SCCAS Rep 2004/87.
  • <S8> Unpublished document: Handford Road, (IPS 280) preliminary synopsis..

Finds (73)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Aug 11 2017 10:55AM

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