Monument record BSE 231 - Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds (Medieval).

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Excavation identifed well preserved medieval deposits in the form of layers, extensive pitting, hearths and walls.


Grid reference Centred TL 8548 6415 (15m by 12m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (9)

Full Description

2004: 12th -14th century, due to the very limited nature of the excavation of medieval features interpretation is fairly restricted. However, the excavation indicated the well preserved deposits in the form of extensive pitting with the possibility of further preserved features and layers across the site.
15th-16th century, as with the 12th-14th century, a large proportion of the archaeological deposits from this phase were only subjected to limited excavation. However, the evidence recovered does indicate the development and function of the site. Pitting continued across the site but other pits containing what appeared to be a series of hearths were also identified. A total of three possible hearths were excavated which may indicate activities such as brewing on site. However, all three hearths and the other pits were only excavated in limited areas and their overall context within the site is poorly understood. Evidence of structural development on the site was also identified in the form of several sections of flint and mortar walls. These walls generally ran east to west across the site but only survived where they were slumped into earlier features. Unfortunately, due to the limited survival it is very difficult to understand their function on the site. However, the walls were very narrow, c. 0.2m wide, suggesting a single storey structure or internal dividing wall (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Duffy, J.. 2006. A Report on the Archaeological Excavations, 2004, Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds, BSE 231.

Finds (16)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2020 3:15PM

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