Monument record BSE 324 - 16 Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds

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A single, large Late Saxon/early Medieval refuse pit containing pottery, oyster shell and animal bone was revealed during evaluation.


Grid reference Centred TL 8551 6455 (3m by 3m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

An archaeological evaluation and monitoring programme took place at 16 Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds in September 2008 in advance of the construction of a basement level extension to the property. A single linear trench was excavated and the mechanical excavation of the basement footprint was monitored. Although the evaluation trench encountered no archaeological features the quantity of medieval and post-medieval artefacts retrieved from the subsoil indicated activity within the vicinity. The subsequent monitoring recovered evidence for a large late Saxon domestic refuse pit containing a residual prehistoric flint tool, and a small modern (19th or 20th century AD) ash pit (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Muldowney, M.. 2008. Archaeological Evaluation Report, 16 Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, BSE 324.

Finds (11)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 12:52PM

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