Monument record BSE 235 - Medieval features, New Store, Nuffield Hospital, Bury St Edmunds
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8573 6371 (7m by 7m)|
|Civil Parish||BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
An archaeological excavation of land at Nuffields Hospital, identified a dense spread of archaeological features from a medieval phase of activity that has previously been identified in the broader vicinity. A clay lined oven or grain dryer, together with possible storage or rubbish pits, is further evidence that the area south of St Mary's Square was in use for semi-industrial/agricultural purposes such as food production or brewing, before later becoming domestic gardens in the post-medieval period. No evidence of the earlier Saxon settlement, believed to have been situated around St Mary's Square, was seen except for a minimal number of residual finds mixed in the later features. This suggests that evidence of Saxon occupation may be tightly concentrated around the frontage of St Mary's Square or Southgate Street (S1).
- <S1> SSF53504 Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2006. Archaeological Excavation Report, New Store, Nuffield Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, BSE 235.
- FSF34635: POTTERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF34636: POTTERY (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
- FSF48027: TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF48028: FIRED CLAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF48029: QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF48030: SLAG (Unknown date)
- FSF48031: BLADE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
- FSF48032: WHETSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FSF48033: ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
- FSF48034: OYSTER SHELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- None recorded
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Related Events/Activities (1)
Record last edited
Aug 17 2018 1:15PM