Monument record BSE 213 - 6 Cannon Street

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Summary

Watching brief identified a pit of possible Saxon or medieval date.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8533 6464 (2m by 1m)
Map sheet TL86SE
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Monitoring revealed a pit which was filled with a dark brown loam with fragments of burnt clay, possibly hearth or oven debris. A trowel run across the face of the pit produced a single sherd handmade gritty pottery, possibly of Early Saxon (5th-7th c.) or Early Medieval date (11th-12th c.), and a fragment of chalk-tempered fired clay was also collected. Although the pit cannot be dated with certainty, the colour, texture and clay content of this feature is consistent with that of Early Medieval cess pits excavated elsewhere in the town, notably High Baxter Street (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2003. Archaeological Watching Brief, 6 Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 20 2018 9:58AM

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