Monument record BSE 150 - Possible Early Medieval Celler and Medieval features at 51-52 Churchgate Street

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Summary

Archaeological features at west and south end of site, include what might be cellar of Eary Medieval building.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 85391 64030 (26m by 23m)
Map sheet TL86SE
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Archaeological features at west and south end of site, include what might be cellar of Early Medieval building - (rectilinear shape, chalk lining + posthole) (included C12-C14 pottery). Primary phase of cellared buildings probably Late Saxon with abandonment in late C12. Second phase (of three phases) made up of Abbey(?) stone wall with likely post Dissolution date. Features possibly contemporary with foundation of gridded Med town between 1060s & 1080s survive at rear and west ends of plot. Details in (S1)(S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1)(S2).
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Anderson, S.. 1997. Archaeological Evaluation - 51-52 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Tester, A. and Gill, D.. 1998. Archaeological Excavation - 51-52 Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (12)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 30 2022 10:44AM

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