Monument record BSE 372 - Post-medieval structural remains, Land rear of Westgate House

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Evaluation identfied a number of post medieval structural remains and ditches, some of which may have their origins in the medieval period.


Grid reference Centred TL 8547 6372 (50m by 74m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Five evaluation trenches were excavated on land to the rear of Westgate House, revealing considerable depths of soil accumulation dating to the post-medieval period. The earliest evidence came from trench 1, comprising a property boundary of potential medieval origin, and a series of backfilled pits, possibly representing the edges of cellars. Trench 2 contained a large backfilled cellar which was backfilled in the 17/18th century, and a sunken floored structure, both of which may relate to a building shown on Warren's map of 1747. Trench 3 produced evidence for a structure evidence of the 1883 and 1903 OS maps, while trench 4 produced evidence for post-medieval planting, probably related to the garden of Westgate House (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Burke, J. and Yates, A.. 2011. Archaeological Trial Trench Evaluation, Land at Westgate House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 22 2018 2:47PM

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