Ipswich UAD child record record IPS 1132 - Building 5004

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Late Saxon Sunken Feature Building


Grid reference Centred TM 1598 4485 (4m by 2m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Aprobable sunken feature building (SFB), located close to the north-west corner of building G5003 and possibly associated with it. It is roughly rectangular with a rounded west end and steep, almost vertical sides which break to a flattish base, and measures 4.25m long, 1.85m wide and a maximum depth of 0.35m. Three small postholes are contained within the pit, two set opposite each other centrally along the north and south edges, with a third smaller stakehole adjacent to the southern posthole. It is filled by a fairly loose mid grey brown midgrey sandy silt with charcoal flecks, occasional small stones and animal bone fragments. Finds are predominantly Late Saxon but include a small quantity of pottery and CBM sherds of late medieval and post-medieval date and SF1116, a stone hone of Late Saxon or early medieval date. Evidence of hammerscale was recovered from soil samples. (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  • --- Unpublished document: Everett, L & Gardner, R. 2011.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)

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Record last edited

May 5 2017 3:05PM

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