Monument record BSE 446 - Medieval flint precinct wall and pits at the land to the rear of The Guildhall

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Medieval flint precinct wall and pits at the land to the rear of The Guildhall. The pits are likely related to remodelling of The Guildhall building.


Grid reference Centred TL 8527 6406 (14m by 19m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

2014: Five test pits revealed well preserved archaeological deposits across the site. Within the area of the Guildhall Yard, three pits and evidence of a flint built precinct wall which had originally enclosed the complex were identified. Two of the pits were contemporary with the remodelling of the building in the 15th century. The third pit predated the construction of the wall, although the evidence suggests that there was not substantial activity on the site prior to the construction of the Guildhall. All of the pottery recovered from this part of the site dated to the 12th century and later. The low level of domestic activity in the Guildhall yard reflects its standing as a public office. The lack of domestic activity is a stark contrast to what was found in the two pits to the rear of 79 Whitling Street (See BSE 499) (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill, D. 2014. Archaeological Excavation Report: Test Pits at the Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (10)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2016 1:17PM

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