Monument record IPS 119 - Upper Arboretum, Christchurch Park, (IAS 7805).

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Possible site of Ipswich Castle. Hypothesis disproved by Evaluation 2006. Mound is c. 19th landscaping.


Grid reference Centred TM 1619 4536 (47m by 78m)
Map sheet TM14NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Possible site of Ipswich Castle, "Besieged by Stephen [in 1153], earthworks in the arboretum grounds or the mount near St Stephen's Church have been suggested" (S1-S4).

1979: Contour survey, (S5,S6)

2006: Evaluation disproves Castle hypothesis, (S7).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14NE31.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). SAU, Martin E, 'Medieval Castles', 1999, 58.
  • <S3> (No record type): Renn D, Norman Castles in Britain, 1973, 210.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish File: SAU Contour Survey.
  • <S5> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 7805.
  • <S6> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 7805.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 2006. Christchurch Park Restoration Project, Ipswich, Archaeological Evaluation Report..

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Record last edited

Sep 12 2016 2:40PM

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