Monument record BSE 164 - Tollgate Public House (Med)

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Summary

An archaeological evaluation of the land around the Tollgate Public House, near the site of the medieval Babwell mill, revealed evidence for the water management system serving the mill.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 85178 65963 (72m by 103m)
Map sheet TL86NE
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

September 1998: An archaeological evaluation of the land around the Tollgate Public House, near the site of the medieval Babwell Mill, revealed evidence for the water management system serving the mill. Documentary and physical evidence was found for the siting of the dam and mill pond as well as evidence for the changing course of the river, both natural and man-made. Possibly early Saxon features were found (sealed by suspected medieval deposits) which may indicate settlement activity. Contemporary with a possibly early Saxon cemetery identified last century on Tollgate Lane (BSE 059). See (S1) for details. See (S2) for more details.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <S1> Unpublished document: SAU, Caruth J,. 1998. Tollgate Public House, Evaluation Report, SCCAS Report 98/87, October 1998, ill.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (3), p.366-367.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 30 2022 1:48PM

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