Monument record IPS 178 - Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, (IAS 1501).
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1666 4465 (6m by 7m)|
|Civil Parish||IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (8)
- TOWN DEFENCES (Medieval to 17th century - 1066 AD to 1699 AD)
- POST HOLE (IPS: Late Medieval Transitional - 1451 AD to 1600 AD)
- PIT (IPS: Late Medieval Transitional - 1451 AD to 1600 AD)
- PIT (17th century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
- PIT (18th century to 19th century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
- WALL (18th century to 19th century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
- ROBBER TRENCH (18th century to 19th century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
- DEPOSIT SEQUENCE (Undated)
1974: Trench confirmed presence of the Medieval town ditch (1204), between Old Foundry Road and St Margaret's Plain. The bank had been entirely removed, large post hole may represent a timber revetment. (IAS 1501) (S1, S2).
Stratigraphic sequence (by period)
Although the excavation cut across the inner edge of the medieval town ditch, the only features recorded related to its later development and no medieval deposits were encountered.
Late Medieval Transitional: c.1450-1600 (LMT)
Layers which filled the inner edge of the town ditch werefound in the northern end of the trench, associated with 16th century pottery.
There were three roughly circular 0.9m diameter pits It is likely that all three are postholes for very large posts and represent a palisade on the inner edge of the ditch.
Post Medieval: c.1600-1900 (PMED)
Phase 1(17th century)
On the basis of the pottery associated the slighting of the LMT palisade occurred in the 17th century
Phase 2 (18th/19th century)
A series of brick walls were the foundations of houses and a small square outbuilding built along the Old Foundry Road street frontage in the late 18th or 19th century. A robber trench presumably indicates a robbed-out wall of the same date and a levelling of the site is probable in the 20th century.
The post medieval pottery from all Ipswich sites (1974-1990) has not been studied. The dating in this summary is based on spot dating alone (S4).
See also (S5), clay pipe report.
- <S1> SSF56003 Article in serial: Owles, E. J.. 1974. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1974. XXXIII.2, pp. 212–224.. XXXIII.2, pp. 212–224..
- <S2> SSF22686 Unpublished document: Wade, K. Wade K, EAA, Ipswich Excavations (forthcoming). Wade K, EAA, Ipswich Excavations (forthcoming).
- <S3> SSF55934 Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 1501.
- <S4> SSF55951 Unpublished document: Wade, K.. 2013. Ipswich Archive Site Summaries: Old Foundry Road.
- <S5> SSF56943 Finds Report: SAU. 1974. Clay Pipe Notes –transferred to archive sheets.
- FSF39498: POTTERY (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- FSF39499: POTTERY (17th century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
- FSF39500: POTTERY (18th century to 19th century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
- FSF39501: POTTERY IPSWICH (Middle Saxon to IPS: Early Late Saxon - 650 AD to 850 AD)
- FSF39502: POTTERY THETFORD (IPS: Early Late Saxon to 12th century - 850 AD to 1100 AD)
- FSF43581: CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jul 21 2017 12:43PM