Find Spot record IPS 202 - Rope Walk, New County Hall, Ipswich, (IAS 8802).

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Summary

18th to 19th Century pottery sherds found in 6 feet square hole, 6 feet deep, dug during construction of County Council building in Rope Walk during 1950.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 169 444 (105m by 66m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14SE
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

1950: 18th to 19th Century pottery sherds found in 6 feet square hole, 6 feet deep, dug during construction of County Council building in Rope Walk.

The pottery, described as Ipswich Wavy ware is shown in photograph attached to cutting from EADT, 14.4.50. It is thought the pottery kiln or kilns stood close by this dump of pottery as pieces of kiln brick were attached to some of the wasters. The kiln is known to have operated until the middle of the 19th Century but it is not known exactly how long it had been worked (S1). Just north of massive 'Brick Kiln Yard' on Pennington's 1778 map of the town of Ipswich (see IPS 451), (S1-S3).

Note: area largely orchards (?) in 1778 (Joseph Pennington Map) but built over by 1880's, (S2).

Note: formerly mislocated on HER map to TM170444 (St Edmund House) - relocated to the 1950 CC building site at TM 171 444 (centre) on 20/4/2004.

See also IPS 450.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, I, 44,45; IX, 144.
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Pennington, J.. 1778. A Map of the town of Ipswich.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 8802.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 8802.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 16 2016 9:35AM

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