Monument record IPS 787 - Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich (IAS 1002)

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Lift shaft construction revealed evidence from Middle Late Saxon to Post Medieval. Mainly pits, and one cellared building.


Grid reference Centred TM 1650 4475 (11m by 7m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

1993: Excavation of lift shaft - redevelopment. Also proposed extensions in separate development - 3 test pits excavated. Natural again encountered at roughly same depth. (S1, S3). Various pits of Middle Late saxon to Post Medieval date were recorded.8 sherds of Ipswich ware (dated c. 650-c.850), from residual contexts. An 11th Century cellared building is the fiftieth sunken featured building of Saxo-Norman date to be revealed by excavation in the town. No evidence of the 10th Century town ditch was revealed on site. A Bricklined soakaway pit was recorded (S2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 1002.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Loader, T. 1993. Archaeological Excavation, Northgate Street Library.. 93/12.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 1002.

Finds (11)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Dec 19 2016 1:26PM

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