Monument record NKT 041 - Palace House Stables Basement

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Evaluation identified floors from the old stables, and various later redevelopments of the site by the Rothschilds.


Grid reference Centred TL 6448 6334 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet TL66SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

An evaluation was carried out within the south-east end of the trainer's house, within the Palace House Stables/Rothschild's stable yard complex, off Palace Street, Newmarket, in Suffolk. This work involved the excavation of six test pits, some of which revealed floor surfaces and a clunch wall from the Palace House Stables illustrated on the 1720 Fort Plan. Chalk screeds and floor surfaces from the older stables were also recorded. Overlying these remains, the various redevelopments of the site by the Rothschild family were uncovered, often incorporating or robbing out the older structures. The earliest deposit on the site was a buried topsoil layer, which pre-dates the stable. Finds from the site included pottery, roof tile, brick and tobacco pipe, all of which were post-medieval, as well as undated animal bone. Despite the various phases of development across the site, it appears that deposits relating to the Palace House Stables, and potentially earlier, still survive (S1).
For other reports and work on the site see NKT 032, 035 & 036.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Brooks R. 2012. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Palace House Stables Basement, Newmarket.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 1 2013 11:17AM

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