Monument record ADB 181 - Modern features and several sherds of Roman pottery

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Evaluation and excavation identified modern pits, ditches and a brick built structure, several sherds of Roman pottery were recovered from secondary deposits.


Grid reference Centred TM 4552 5786 (17m by 36m)
Map sheet TM45NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Archaeological trial-trench evaluation followed by a strip, map and sample excavation plus a watching brief were conducted for the Britten-Pears Foundation ahead of the construction of a new library and archive building. The evaluation trenches revealed four features including a modern pit at the north end of the development site along with two other pits and a possible ditch. The excavation exposed several modern features including a quarry pit, rubbish pits, drainage ditches and a brick-built structure. Three further modern rubbish pits were revealed during the watching brief. Several sherds of Roman pottery recovered during the excavation indicate Roman activity in the vicinity, although they were all from secondary (modern or disturbed) contexts (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: Hodges, L.. 2009. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, of Britten-Pears Foundation, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Hodges, L., and Hickling, S.. 2012. Evaluation, excavation and watching brief report, Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 29 2022 12:57PM

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