Monument record BSE 154 - Babwell Friary; The Priory Hotel

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Two evaluation trenches just outside the precinct wall of Babwell Friary.


Grid reference Centred TL 85112 66009 (41m by 44m)
Map sheet TL86NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

1998: Two evaluation trenches just outside the precinct wall of Babwell Friary (BSE 014) uncovered a large ditch running parallel to, and south of, the Friary wall, filled in the Post Medieval period (S1). For more details see S3.
2000: Confirmed by monitoring plus other pits were found, but could not be dated. No further evidence was found of a possible Medieval posthole building identified during an earlier evaluation (SCCAS Report 98/20 - see BSE 014)(S2).
Evidence from monitoring the adjacent plot shows that the ditch extends away east of the site. The ditch probably relates to the Friary boundary, althought the date is not known (S2).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1)(S2).
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1998. Archaeological Evaluation Report - Priory Hotel, Tollgate.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 2000. Archaeological Monitoring Report: BSE 154, The Priory Hotel, Bury St Edmunds.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (3), p.366.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Nov 30 2022 11:19AM

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