Monument record IPS 634 - Kennings/Sixt Hire Centre, Duke Street, Ipswich.

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Evaluation and excavation identified six WW2 air-raid shelters, medieval and post-medieval pits, and part of a 19th cetury street.


Grid reference Centred TM 1712 4397 (60m by 91m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Pre 2006, Borehole and Geotechnical Test Pit Survey by MLM Environment, (S1)
2006: Desk Based Assessment, (recorded as IPS 506, IAS 9011), (S1).
2010: Desk Based Assessment, (S2).

2010: A small evaluation to the east of Duke Street, Ipswich, found evidence of significant landscaping/truncation as well as surviving remnants of a likely late 19th early 20th Century terraced house. On a higher terrace, where no evidence for widespread truncation was recorded, an undated but probably pre post-medieval ditch and a WW2 air-raid shelter were noted (S2).

2011: Excavation in advance of development revealed, medieval ditches, late and post-medieval pits, part of a 19th Century street, Siloam Place, Ipswich, comprising a terrace of houses and part of a Sunday School, and six, identical WW2 air-raid shelters (S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers, M & Breen, A, M. 2006. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Ex-Kennings/Sixt Hire Centre, Duke Street, Ipswich, IPS 506.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Rolfe, J & Breen AM. 2010. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Kennings/Sixt Hire Centre, Duke Street.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Cass S & Sommers M. 2010. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Kennings/Sixt Hire Centre, Duke Street, Ipswich, IPS 634.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Sommers, M. 2011. Archaeological Excavation Report, Travelodge Hotel, Duke Street, Ipswich, IPS 634.

Finds (17)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (5)

Record last edited

Jul 3 2017 2:54PM

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