Monument record IKL 166 - 35 The Street, Icklingham

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Summary

Evaluation identified medieval and post medieval pits, and a single large sherd of Thetford ware was recovered from one pit.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7738 7283 (59m by 60m)
Map sheet TL77SE
Civil Parish ICKLINGHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

2007: Evaluation identified rubbish pits dated by pottery were excavated during an evaluation at 35, The Street, Icklingham. The pits were concentrated alongside the road frontage and the pottery suggests two previous periods of occupation in the 12th-14th century and the 16th-18th century. Building materials, including 13th 15th century bricks and degraded clay lump, were also found but the site of a building was not identified. The medieval pottery consisted mainly coarsewares but included a fragment of a Grimston Glazed ware jug, dating to the late 12th-14th century. A single unstratified sherd of a Roman greyware and a fragment of Thetford ware, dating to the Late Saxon period was also found (S1).
2009: Monitoring identified features were in 6 of the trenches. Garage plots 1 and 2 and Gas tank plot 1 all contained a boundary ditch running NE-SW. This boundary can be seen on the 1883 Ordnance Survey map and a sherd dated to 16th – 18th century was recovered from a segment of the ditch excavated in Garage Plot 1. A single feature, most probably a pit, was found towards the SW extent of garage plot 3. Finds recovered from this feature have been identified as post-medieval in origin. Three pits, with datable evidence, were found towards the south end of the site in the footings for House plot 1. Particularly significant was pit 0102, excavation of which found a sherd of 10th - 11th century pottery. This was the oldest find recovered from the monitoring and points to this feature (0102) being contemporary with the first medieval settlement of Icklingham. A further 3 pits and a single linear feature were found in House Plot 3 at the NE end of the site. No finds were recovered from these features and stratigraphic analysis points to three of the features (0126, 0128 and 0131) being fairly recent in date (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2007. Evaluation report. 35,The Street, Icklingham.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Beverton, A, V. 2009. Archaeological Monitoring Report, 35 The Street, Icklingham, IKL 166.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Nov 7 2012 1:48PM

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