Ipswich UAD child record record IPS 1131 - Building 5005

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Late Saxon Building


Grid reference Centred TM 1598 4486 (6m by 11m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A group of eighteen pits and postholes, some or all of are associated with an approximately east to west aligned building. Postholes 0656 and 0642 appear to mark the buildings north-west and north-east corners, which would make the structure approximately 4m wide and of similar dimensions to G5003. No clear indication of the total length of the building was apparent, as if it survives, the buildings eastern end lays beyond the edge of site. Some of the postholes crossing the interior from north to south may represent evidence of internal supports or partitions. 0637 is included within the group although it is somewhat removed from the main group. The postholes are generally sub-circular or oval in plan, with an average diameter of 0.34m and an average surviving depth of only 0.15m (0.18m maximum depth). They have steep or vertical sides and mostly rounded bases. Only one displays a possible post pipe, posthole 0637. They are filled with deposits of mid-dark grey brown silty sand with a low concentration of artefacts. Where finds are present, they mostly consist of Late Saxon pottery, with occasional and probably intrusive medieval and post-medieval sherds and CBM fragments, (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Everett, L & Gardner, R. 2011. Archaeological Assessment Report, NCP Car Park, St George's St, Ipswich, IPS 502 and IAS 7017.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 5 2017 3:02PM

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