Monument record IPS 500 - University Campus, Ipswich, (IAS 6605).

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Evaluation and monitoring revealed only natural silting and reclamation deposits and the remains of a Post-Medieval cellar fronting onto Fore Street.


Grid reference Centred TM 1698 4407 (28m by 47m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

2006: Desk Based Assessment, (S1,S2).

2007: Two linear evaluation trenches were excavated in advance of the proposed University Campus Suffolk development. The trenches revealed natural silting and reclamation deposits in excess of 3m, overlaying grey rivers silts indicating of salt marsh and tidal mudflats. Other than the remains of a post-medieval cellar fronting Fore Street, no significant archaeological features were noted in either trench. An earlier quay wall had been anticipated, but was found to be heavily disturbed by the foundation of a 1950s silo structure. No deposits of archaeological interest were encountered during subsequent monitoring of foundations, (S3).

2007: Palaeoenvironmental Survey, (S4).

See also (S5, S6, S7).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Unpublished document: Faber Munsell. 2006. Phase 1 Geo-Environmental Desk Study, University Campus Suffolk- Phase 1, Neptune Quay.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2006. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. University Campus Suffolk, Phase 1- Neptune Quay, Ipswich.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Breen, A.. 2006. UCS Site, Fore Street, Ipswich. Documentary Report.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2007 & 8. Archaeological Evaluation Report. University Campus Suffolk, Phase 1 - Neptune Quay Includes the results of archaeological monitoring and assessment of the palaeoenvironmental core samples.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Hill, T. and Tetlow, E.. 2007. University Site, Ipswich: a palaeoenvironmental assessment of deposits encountered during ground investigations.
  • <S5> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 6605.
  • <S6> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 6605.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: 2006. Method Statement/ Risk Ass report. University Campus Suffolk, Phase 1-Neptune Quay, Ipswich.

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Record last edited

Oct 28 2016 3:00PM

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