Monument record BSE 214 - Medieval pits and chalk surface, 40 College Street

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Monitoring of footings disclosed at least 13 pits, a well and a chalk surface which may be evidence of a medieval building, with sparse finds from C13-C17.


Grid reference Centred TL 85454 63823 (11m by 15m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

November 2003: Monitoring was carried out during the excavation of footing trenches for an extension at 40 College Street. At least 13 pits were identified. Dating evidence was sparse but the majority appear to have been medieval, beginning in the C13. A chalk surface may be evidence for a medieval building behind the College Street frontage. This was covered by a soil layer which may indicate a hiatus in activity during the late middle ages, but the evidence was not conclusive and a tile and mortar-lined well from this period was backfilled with domestic rubbish during the 16-17th centuries (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2003. Archaeological Monitoring Report, 40 College Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 20 2018 9:50AM

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