Monument record LCS 155 - EDF Cable Trench, Leiston Abbey

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Monitoring revealed a series of disturbed and re-deposited layers, a bonded flint and mortar wall, capped well and a cobbled surface associated with the farmhouse.


Grid reference Centred TM 4447 6418 (58m by 19m)
Map sheet TM46SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Archaeological monitoring of the excavation of a 0.4m deep trench for a new electricity cable revealed a series of disturbed and re-deposited layers. In the north-south trench running immediately east of the farmhouse, a bonded flint and mortar wall and capped well were recorded, but not damaged by the excavations. The northernmost east-west trench run contained evidence of a cobbled surface likely to be associated with the farmhouse complex and further west, under the tarmac road, layers of demolition rubble may represent the re-use of materials from the abbey and post-dissolution buildings which existed within the site as hardcore for tracks and yard surfaces (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Everett, L.. 2010. Archaeological Monitoring Report, EDF Cable Trench, Leiston Abbey, LCS 155.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 6 2010 9:48AM

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