Monument record WNF 025 - Land adjacent to Little Priory, Church Street

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Evaluation revealed a cluster of medieval features, but no direct evidence for the priory buildings.


Grid reference Centred TM 46627 79063 (85m by 86m)
Map sheet TM47NE


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Full Description

An archaeological evaluation undertaken prior to a planning application being submitted for a plot of land to the south of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Wangford with Henham, identified a small cluster of medieval features to the west of the site, close to the church. The plot is within the defined site of Wangford Priory (WNF 001) and the potential for the monastic church, and/or ancillary burials and buildings within the development area was high, as well as medieval dwellings fronting onto Church Street to the east. Six trenches were excavated over the plot, with those adjacent to Church Street revealing a Neolithic/Early Bronze Age ditch and pit, but no medieval evidence. This was restricted to the rear of the plot, where a large 12th -14th century extraction pit and a small cluster of other medieval features were recorded. No evidence of the priory or ancillary buildings was revealed, with the medieval evidence somewhat expected due to the site's location adjacent to the church and within the medieval core of Wangford village (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Good, C.. 2008. Archaeological Evaluation report. Land adjacent to Little Priory, Wangford with Henham.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 22 2010 5:41PM

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