Monument record IPS 207 - Rear of 54-62 St Matthews Street, Ipswich, (IAS 7011).

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18 Late Saxon to Medieval pits and a large WW2 air-raid shelter.


Grid reference Centred TM 1584 4489 (42m by 39m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1988: Watching brief uncovered large WW2 air-raid shelter and bases of 18 Late Saxon and Medieval pits, densest near St Matthews Street frontage. Pits planned and small amounts of pottery recovered including Thetford, St. Neots, Early Medieval and Medieval wares, and fragment of daub. Also one sherd of residual or unstratified Ipswich ware, (S1-S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Newman J. 1988. SAU (JN), Site report, IAS 7011, September 1988, sketch plan. SAU (JN), Site report, IAS 7011, September 1988, sketch plan.
  • <S2> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 7011.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 7011.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

May 22 2017 9:44AM

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