Monument record WFL 018 - The Priory, Little Waldingfield
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 9236 4514 (7m by 6m)|
|Civil Parish||LITTLE WALDINGFIELD, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Archaeological monitoring and documentary survey was carried out in advance of the construction of a new pool room at The Priory, Little Waldingfield. The site is recorded on the SMR as a possible monastic site, however the documentary study established that the name ‘The Priory’ had only been assigned to the property in the late 19th century and a site visit established that the supposedly medieval vaulted roof of the cellar was probably no earlier than 16th century. The documentary study identified that the property was owned by a wealthy merchant in the early 16th century, and that he may have been responsible for the fine building work. The field work covered a very small area c.25m square, at least half of which was truncated. However Early Medieval features were found surviving in undisturbed areas, indicating occupation of the site pre-dating any of the documentary or physical evidence (S1).
- <S1> SSF54029 Unpublished document: Caruth J & Breen A M. 2005. rchaeological Desk Based Assessment and monitoring report ,The Priory, Little Waldingfield, WFL 018.
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Record last edited
Sep 14 2011 11:50AM