Monument record FML 027 - The Maltings, Bridge Street (PMed)

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Desk-based assessment of site suggest possbile tannery site , a Victorian Malting & a Steam Mill.


Grid reference Centred TM 28372 63542 (102m by 90m)
Map sheet TM26SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

2000: A Desk-based assessment of the site concluded that the western side of the site consisted of buildings formerly used not as a tannery but for the allied trade of a fellmonger. The site may only have been sued as a fellmongers during the 19th and early 20th century. The eastern side of the site was an early 19thc etnury maltings and later a steam mill (S1).

Trenched evaluation followed though this failed to identify evidence for use as a Tannery (no tanning pits). Evaluation of a site north of bridge street identified archaeological fetaures associated with the medieval management of the naturally formed Framlingham Mere. These included a mill leat, mere boundary ditch and mill bank, all previously known from documentary and map evidence. Structural evidence was limited to features of indeterminate function on the western bank of the River Ore. While the association of these features with a watermill could not be ruled out, it was considered more likely that they were related to an earlier bridge or river revetment structure. (S2)
For details see (S1)(S2).

October/November 2000: Monitoring of ground disturbance associated with development. Also recording of Medieval dressed and moulded limestone blocks re-utilised in Post Medieval wall - details in (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Breen, A.. Desk-based Assessment Report: Former Garage and Mill Site, Bridge Street, Framlingham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2000. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Former Tannery and Mill Sites, Bridge Street, Framlingham.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Meredith, J.. 2000. Archaeological Monitoring Report: The Maltings, Bridge Street, Framlingham.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Mar 20 2023 11:21AM

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