Site Event/Activity record ESF18708 - Excavation & Monitoring - Eldo House Farm Buildings A2 and A, Bury St Edmunds

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Location

Location Bury St Edmunds
Grid reference Centred TL 8796 6403 (86m by 80m)
Map sheet TL86SE
Civil Parish SEMER, BABERGH, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish CODDENHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish DEBENHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish BENACRE, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish LOWESTOFT, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish FLIXTON (NEAR BUNGAY), WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

The area of two bulings A4 and A2 were excavated. For building A4 initially there was a brief building recording of the cellar of the 18th century farmhouse. The fabric of the cellar suggested that they may be part of an earlier building. A test trench north of the cellar confirmed that the medieval range survived below the farmhouse. A 15m x 15m area was stripped under archaeological supervision. The machining exposed the stubs of a series of brick walls running both N-s and E-W that divided up the excavation area. The walls were from structures that could be identified on the 1st edition OS map. Most could be assigned to a sequence of 6 phases and dated from the 14th/15th centuries. On site A2 the existing barn was demolished in advance of the excavation leaving in place the base of the wall. A 20m x 17m, the footprint of the proposed building, was opened up. This confimed the findings of several phases of activit on site since the Iron Age.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gill, D.. 2003. Archaeological Excavation Report: Eldohouse Farm, Bury St Edmunds, Buildings A2 and A4.

Related Monuments/Buildings (11)

  • Post medieval pottery, John Wilde School (Monument)
  • Prehistoric and medieval occupation site (Monument)
  • RAFL Building 916 extension (BA) (Monument)
  • Roman finds and features, Vicarage Farm (Rom) (Monument)
  • Saxon finds and features, Vicarage Farm (Sax) (Monument)
  • Semer Bridge (Monument)
  • Undated finds and features, Vicarage Farm (Un) (Monument)
  • Vicarage Farm (BA) (Monument)
  • Vicarage Farm (IA) (Monument)
  • Vicarage Farm (Med) (Monument)
  • Vicarage Farm (Preh) (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • Magnetometer Survey by Cott P J (Ref: )

Record last edited

Jan 28 2020 11:18AM

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