Monument record BSE 231 - Post medieval walls and yard surfaces, Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds (Pmed)

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Excavation identified substantial walls, yard surfaces and several wells.


Grid reference Centred TL 8548 6415 (22m by 14m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

17th century saw less extensive pitting across the site followed by the construction of a substantial north to south running brick, flint and mortar wall, which could have supported two stories and the subsequent separation of the east and west halves of the site. A cobbled surface was laid to the west of the wall and a gravel surface was laid to the east. A series of small postholes were revealed though no discerned structure was identified along with a single well near the west end of the site. The historic map evidence, supported by the archaeology, indicated that this area has become part of an enclosed yard which continued through 18th and 19th centuries. The 18th showed more evidence of structural development across the site with the construction and/or repair of walls associated with the present day Angel Hotel along with the building of later drains. Several substantial postholes and trenches were identified across the site, most of which appeared to relate to existing and newly created walls. Three further wells were also identified in this phase. In the 19th century little evidence was recovered with the only structural evidence in the form of the catchpit and associated soakaway. There was also evidence for limited pitting before the subsequent build-up for the modern yard surface (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 Unpublished document: Duffy, J.. 2006.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 (19)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 30 2018 12:18PM

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