Monument record BSE 327 - Large Pit or Medieval cellar identified during monitoring of new Storm Drain within the Cathedral Precinct
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 8558 6415 (4m by 3m)|
|Civil Parish||BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
Monitoring of excavations for replacement storm drains in the Cathedral Precinct Yard confirmed the depth of overburden sealing the medieval archaeological horizon in this area. Deeper excavations for a new manhole identified sealed medieval deposits at 1.4m below the existing ground level. This produced building flint, tile and the remains of food waste within a dark soil; natural subsoil was not encountered during the excavations, and the depth of deposit (greater than 2.1m), suggested that this was infilling a large pit or medieval cellar (S1).
- <S1> SSF56101 Unpublished document: Gill, D. 2008. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Replacement Storm Drains, Cathedral Precinct Yard, Bury St Edmunds.
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Record last edited
Aug 22 2022 3:55PM