Monument record SUY 135 - Post-medieval structure and 19th cellar, Rose Villa, Priory Walk, Sudbury

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Late medieval/post-medieval pits, early post medieval sturcture and 19th cellar, at Rose Villa, Priory Walk


Grid reference Centred TL 8703 4096 (13m by 9m)
Map sheet TL84SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

2014: Evaluation revealed some large late medieval/post-medieval pits which were possibly quarries. Part of a mortared flint and tile foundation represented an early post-medieval building or structure that was constructed over one of the backfilled pits. An extensive layer of 'former cultivation soil' probably reflected the use of the site in the post-medieval period as an orchard. A brick-built cellar or chamber in the southern half of the site was part of a 19th century building shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map 1885 (S1).

2014: Subsequent monitoring confirmed the foundations were part of the east wall of a substantial building measuring at least 7m north-south and at least 2.5m east-west. Overlying masonry is assumed to have been the base for an external chimney stack at the north end of the building, incorporating a tiled hearth. This indicates that this structure had a domestic function. The second structure with the 19th century cellar has evidence of a probably chimney base located at the centre of the building (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Heard, K.. 2017. Archaeological Evaluation, Rose Villa, Priory Walk, Sudbury.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Heard, K.. 2014. Archaeological Monitoring, Rose Villa, Priory Walk, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 21 2017 11:43AM

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