Monument record IPS 717 - Former Fire Station, Colchester Road, Ipswich.

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Evaluation identified Roman features and residual Mesolithic and later Neolithic lithic implements.


Grid reference Centred TM 1813 4607 (160m by 204m)
Map sheet TM14NE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

Evaluation identified numerous early Roman (mid 1st - mid 2nd century) features comprising a very large sunken feature that appeared to have a metalled base, gullies, ditches and pits. The remainder of the site contained features of post-medieval/modern date only, many of which were associated with the fire station complex. Sparse quantities of residual struck flint and burnt flint were found. The small number of flints have a diverse date range: a long blade of Palaeolithic or Mesolithic date. Mesolithic blade production on or close to the site is attested to by a core recovered as un-stratified material and micro-blades contained in a Ditch and Gully. The remaining debitage is of later Neolithic to early Bronze Age date (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Barlow, G. 2013. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Former Fire Station, Colchester Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jan 14 2020 2:03PM

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