Monument record IPS 170 - Debenhams, Waterloo House, 1-10a Westgate St. and 5 Cornhill, Ipswich, (IAS 0701).

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Excavation uncovered, Pits, circa 10m back from frontage. Ditch along pavement edge. Medieval burials.


Grid reference Centred TM 1621 4471 (76m by 115m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

1977: Saxon Pits, circa 10m back from frontage. Saxon? Ditch along pavement edge. (S1, S3)

Previous archaeological knowledge of this part of the town was limited to the redevelopment of Debenhams, (lying directly to the east of IAS 0703, IPS 297), in 1977. A total redevelopment of this major area of the town had been undertaken with only the briefest chance to excavate. (S2)

Kept as a separate monument to differentiate from Medieval Cemetary (IPS 781, formerly a duplicate of IPS 170)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 0701.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Boulter, S & Loader, T. 1993. Excavation Report, Crown and Anchor Site, Westgate Street, Ipswich (IAS 0703).
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 0701.

Finds (11)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (4)

Record last edited

Jun 2 2017 2:52PM

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