Monument record BSE 455 - Bus Station development, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds

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Evaluation trenching prior to development revealed post-medieval building footings and rubble.


Grid reference Centred TL 8515 6454 (37m by 15m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Trial trenching across the site of the proposed Bus Station development on St Andrews Street North revealed little archaeology. The rear of the site has been comprehensively destroyed by post-medieval buildings, and trenches in the front (eastern) half of the site appeared to demonstrate that the site has been levelled, involving a combination of truncation and overburden. Undisturbed subsoil survived in the northern half of the site under c. 1.6m of post-medieval garden soils and modern deposits but apart from very occasional medieval finds there was no evidence of occupation earlier than the 17th century. (S1)
Desktop survey was also carried out, examining 5 town maps (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Caruth, J.. 1994. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Bus Station Development, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 15 2018 11:23AM

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