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Summary

Two human skeletons found 6 feet down, presumably connected to the Greyfriars monastery. Also clay draughts counter found with numerous skeletons during building operations on site at Greyfrairs monastery.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1603 4427 (209m by 111m)
Map sheet TM14SE
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

1929: Moulded brick fragment found.

1964: Two human skeletons found 6 feet down, presumably connected to the Greyfriars monastery. Also clay draughts counter found with numerous skeletons during building operations on site at Greyfriars monastery (S1, S2).

See also (S3).

See also (S4).

See also (S5): Foundations of Greyfriars Monastery visible in trench for construction of multistorey block. In south of trench the wall was 2 feet 6 inches thick constructed of large flints and septaria. To the east of this a mortar floor 9 inches thick was visible for 3 feet. A similar section was exposed in the north face. Various human skeletons were also found. (Taylor Woodrow Construction Co. Ltd. and I.M.).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 5002.
  • <S2> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 5002.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Owles, E. J. and N. Smedley. 1964. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1964. XXX.1, pp. 116–123..
  • <S4> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1929-108, 964-100, 1964-46.
  • <S5> Article in serial: Owles, E. & Smedley, N.. 1965. Archaeology in Suffolk, PSIAH, Volume XXX Part 2, 1965.

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Jul 24 2017 4:18PM

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