Ipswich UAD child record record IPS 1280 - Well 0012

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Middle Saxon Well


Grid reference Centred TM 1640 4454 (1m by 2m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

This well, at the north end of the site, close to the Buttermarket frontage, did not reach the modern water table and any timber lining had decayed. The well pit was roughly circular, 1.6-1.8m across and 5.75m deep. The lowest 6Ocm of fill could not be excavated and the depth was confirmed with an auger. Below the subsided top layer of dark loam, the fill was predominantly layers of light sands, gravels and silts. A 100g sample from a localised concentration of charred material was flotated. It included charcoal, fruitstones of Prunus spinosa, seeds of Malus and a charred seed of Vicia/Lathyrus (Murphy 2004, 11), (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Wade, K. 2014. Ipswich Archive Site Summaries: 32-38 Buttermarket.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 19 2017 3:05PM

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