Monument record CSM 030 - Land East of Days Road, Capel St. Mary, medieval (Med)

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Summary

The majority of the archaeological features excavated belonged to the 12th-14th century AD and appear to represent a substantial, and potentially relatively wealthy, farmstead, see details.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0875 3858 (115m by 116m)
Map sheet TM03NE
Civil Parish CAPEL ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (8)

Full Description

Following fieldwalking, evaluation trenching identified numerous medieval features, comprising pits, ditches and post holes in the northern part of the site (S1).
Excavations revealed a multi-period site with four main phases of occupation dating to the Late Bronze Age, the Middle Iron Age, the Early Roman period and the 12th-14th century AD. The majority of the archaeological features excavated belonged to the 12th-14th century AD and appear to represent a substantial, and potentially relatively wealthy, farmstead. The remains of up to five structures including an impressive aisled building, possibly a hall, were excavated. Other features included a stone/flint lined well, a large number of pits and post holes, quarries, possible ovens/kilns, cobbled surfaces and ditches representing a number of phases of land division (S2). See also BA, EIA, Rom.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Smith, L, Sutcliffe, T-J., Collins, T. and Brogan, G.. 2009. Land East of Days Road, Capel St Mary. An Archaeological Evaluation (Fieldwalking and Metal Detecting Survey and Trial Trenching).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Tabor J. 2010. Archaeological Excavation Report, Land East of Days Road, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk, CSM 030.

Finds (8)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Aug 2 2012 1:42PM

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