Monument record BSE 365 - Medieval pits and postholes Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Evaluation identified 12th-14th century features, post-medieval deposits and associated pits and possible undated structure was partially revealed.


Grid reference Centred TL 8584 6396 (22m by 39m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

2011: The evaluation revealed 12th-14th century features (predominantly pits and postholes), post-medieval deposits and associated pits (including a possible cess pit). Finds from the post-Dissolution layers/ features included residual medieval pottery, clay pipe and 18th - 20th century CBM. A possible structure was partially revealed at the northern end of the trench. The medieval features contained small quantities of pottery and animal bone. Three features contained struck flint suggestive of prehistoric activity (S1).

2012: Continuing on from the previous evaluation the excavation revealed more pits and postholes mostly medieval in date. Late medieval/post-medieval pits containing residual medieval pottery and animal bone. A trackway also contain potentially residual mid 12th-15th century pottery, animal bone and oyster shell (S2, S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Adams, M.. 2011. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Barlow, G., & Mustin, A.. 2012. Excavation and Monitoring Interim Report: shire Hall, Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Newton, A.A.S. and Mustchin, A.R.R.. 2014. Post Excavation Assessment and Updated Project Design, Shire Hall, Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

May 22 2018 4:19PM

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