Monument record FML 046 - Medieval and post medieval activity at Framlingham Castle Bowls Club, Castle Street

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Monitoring identified a thick deposit of re-deposited possibly up-cast from the castle ditch and a number of large cut features, possibly pits, cut this deposit.


Grid reference Centred TM 28605 63677 (6m by 3m)
Map sheet TM26SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

2007: A trial trench evaluation was carried out in advance of the construction of extensions (conservatory and store room) to the existing clubhouse. Two trenches (total area 5.70m2) were excavated, representing approximately 20% of the area of the proposed development. The evaluation revealed turf over probable garden soil to a depth of at least 0.30m. No archaeological features or deposits were observed and no artefacts were recovered (S1).
2009: Monitoring work was carried out during the excavation of foundations for an extension to the clubhouse. A number of features of archaeological interest were recorded during the monitoring work. A thick deposit of re-deposited natural was recorded which may be the up-cast from the excavation of the adjacent castle ditch. A number of large cut features, possibly pits, cut this deposit. The pits were sealed by a thick deposit of organic garden soil and the current lawn. A small assemblage of finds from the medieval, post-medieval and early modern periods was collected during the work (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Heard, K.. 2007. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Framlingham Castle Bowls Club, Castle Street, Framlingham, FML 046.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Stirk, D.. 2009. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Bowls Club, Castle Street Framlingham, FML 046.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Dec 13 2022 2:01PM

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