Monument record ORF 011 - Castle House grounds, Mundays Lane (Med)

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Summary

Pits, floors and pottery, mainly Hollesley type wares, along Munday's Lane frontage.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4200 4997 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM44NW
Civil Parish ORFORD, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Pits, floors and pottery, mainly Hollesley type wares, along Munday's Lane frontage.
Part of probable outer moat of castle in SW of area. Examined during new housing construction.
1978: Excavated, cinerary urns found (S1)(R1).
Contractors' excavations for new housing in the grounds of Castle House produced medieval pottery (mainly coarse ware of Hollesley type). The west end of the site, nearest the castle, was barren of finds or features; all the material came from the Munday's Lane frontage. Here there were also features, mainly pits, but including two burnt clay floors, probably ovens. A deep earthwork feature cutting across the south-west corner of the site, and in-filled by contractors, was probably part of the outer moat of the castle.(S2)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): RCHME (Carr J), Excavation Index data entry form, June 1988.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA/34/1979/220.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIA/34(3)/1979/p220.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 31 2010 11:28AM

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