Site Event/Activity record ESF19734 - Gosnold DNA Project

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Location SHY 004, All Saints Shelley
Grid reference Centred TM 0401 4857 (1881m by 20254m) (2 map features)
Map sheet TM04NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Research by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) at Jamestown in Virginia, USA, has identified an inhumation burial which has the potential to be that of Bartholomew Gosnold one of the leaders of the earliest permanent English settlement in the USA. A separate historical study defines the background and identifies the academic and educational benefits of confirming the identity of the burial. An investigation of the likely burial sites of two of Gosnold's female relatives in Shelley and Stowmarket churches has been proposed in order to provide suitable mt DNA links to achieve this objective. This work would be carried out in conjunction with the National Geographic Society (NGS) who intend to film the project. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Related HER No. SHY 004 Related HER No. SKT 015 NMR No. 1435769 NMR No. 1435770 Project Type: Research project Investigation Type: Part Excavation, Geophysical Survey Reason for Investigation: Research Site status: Listed Building Current Land use: Community Service 1 - Community Buildings, Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): ANGLICAN CHURCH Medieval , ANGLICAN CHURCH Post Medieval , ANGLICAN CHURCH Modern Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): CBM Post Medieval , WINDOW GLASS Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 10.00 Square metres Grid References: TM03093846 Point, TM04925868 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Diocesan Archaeologist Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: Stuart Boulter Supervisor: Stuart Boulter DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: SHY 004 Contents: Glass, other Media: Database, Geophysics, Spreadsheets, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: SHY 004 Contents: Glass, other Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Drawing, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: SHY 004 Contents: Glass, other BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: APVA Excavations at Shelley and Stowmarket Churches SHY 004 and SKT 015 Author(s)/Editor(s): Boulter, S., Gardner, R. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Rpt. No. 2005/162 Date: 2005 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: Bound A4 sheets

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Church of All Saints (Pmed) (Monument)
  • St Peter and St Mary's Church (Pmed) (Monument)

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Mar 9 2022 3:25PM

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