Monument record BSE 175 - Lathbury Institute, Church Row

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Evaluation and monitoring identified evidence of medieval and early post-medieval activity mainly in the form of pits.


Grid reference Centred TL 8530 6471 (46m by 36m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

This evaluation found evidence of some medieval and early post-medieval activity on the site indicated by pits and feature particularly in the SW corner of the site. It also found evidence of a lost post-medieval boundary and possible quarrying activity. However, generally, there was only a small amount of pottery recovered which suggests that the area was not a centre for domestic occupation in either the medieval or early post-medieval periods. The depth of overburden was unexpected and seems to show large scale dumping of material in this area in the later post-medieval period; this seems to correspond with the boundary change implied by the wall and may be contemporary with the development of these streets in the 19th century (S1).
The monitoring of footing trenches during the construction of four houses uncovered evidence for at least fifteen pits. A small proportion of the spoil was seen during excavation and two sherds of pottery were recovered. Only one sherd was stratified in a pit but both were medieval coarseware and are dated 12th -13th century (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1999. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Lathbury Institute, Bury St Edmunds.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2003. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Lathbury Institute., Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 3 2010 6:07PM

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