Monument record BIL 026 - Medieval pit, 23 Duke Street, Bildeston

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Archaeological monitoring revealed a large pit with a single fill of dark grey silt.


Grid reference Centred TL 9915 4945 (3m by 4m)
Map sheet TL94NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Archaeological monitoring revealed a natural subsoil of yellow clay beneath c. 0.3m of topsoil. A large pit with a single fill of dark grey silt was noted adjacent the rear of the building. No datable finds were recovered from the fill although occasional oyster shells were present. A similar pit has been recorded in the vicinity. Bildeston is known for its medieval cloth industry and it is possibly these pits are related to production processes (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2010. Archaeological Monitoring Report, 23 Duke Street, Bildeston.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 29 2017 11:25AM

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