Monument record IPS 496 - Highfield Nursery, Ipswich.

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Summary

Various events. See also IPS 463 and IPS 204.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1477 4656 (35m by 37m)
Map sheet TM14NW
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1996: Monitoring of new porch, one pit seen, undated, (S1).

2002: Monitoring of Extension, 19th Century extraction pit seen, (S2).

2003: Geophysical survey as part of Time Team television programme. See IPS 421.

2004: See IPS 463.

2006: Archaeological monitoring of the reduced level strip over the footprint of an extension to the existing buildings identified a single Roman feature, a small pit. The only other feature recorded was the northern side of a modern (early 20th century) extraction pit previously seen in the footings for an earlier extension. There was no evidence for the significant Roman building previously investigated by Basil Brown in c.1946 that was said to have been located on the northern edge of an extraction pit (S3).

Continuous monitoring of footings for nursery extension yielded no Roman artefacts or deposits. This is depite of the site being located within the Castle Hill villa complex suggesting truncation of the natural surface. Extension partially over backfilled late 19th/early 20th century extraction pit, the location of which may be of use in locating early excavation plans(?)(S3).

2009: Monitoring: No finds or features found.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Abbot C.. 1996. Highfield Nursery School. Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich..
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2006. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Highfield Nursery, Ipswich, IPS 496.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Sommers M. 2002. ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONITORING REPORT, HIGHFIELD NURSERY, CHESTERFIELD DRIVE, IPSWICH.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Stirk, D. 2009. ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONITORING REPORT, Highfield Nursery, Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich, IPS 496.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (5)

Record last edited

Oct 28 2016 10:51AM

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