Monument record IPS 395 - Early Saxon Features, Sacker's Yard, Bramford Road, Ipswich, (IAS 7927).

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Evaluation trenching in three areas - activity possibly dating to the 7th century was found to the west of the former industrial site in the form of postholes and two large features, possibly either pits, ditches or SFBs.


Grid reference Centred TM 14693 45246 (29m by 29m)
Map sheet TM14NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

2000: Desk based assessment, showed location of windmill and tannery (See IPS 674).

2000: Evaluation trenching recorded an area of well preserved stratified archaeological remains, comprising two postholes and two large intercutting pits, one of which contained Saxon pottery of probably 7th century date. The form of the pottery is unusual, with shell tempering more similar to early medieval fabrics manufactured outside the town. Alluvial deposits were found close to the River Gipping, whilst away from the river to the north, former drainage/possible allotment features of undated or recent date were found (S1).

For Post-Medieval features see IPS 870.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Letch, A.. 2000. The Tannery, Sacker's Yard, Bramford Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. Archaeological Evaluation.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jun 20 2017 12:21PM

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