Site Event/Activity record ESF19818 - Survey and evaluation, Middleton Hall, Mendham

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Location MDM 103 Middleton Hall
Grid reference Centred TM 2869 8351 (92m by 84m)
Map sheet TM28SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Documentary evidence and a geophysical survey suggested the presence of buildings to the west, and possibly to the south of the existing Middleton Hall. A series of small evaluation trenches were opened in locations targeted onto likely structural features located by the geophysical survey. No evidence of footings was located in any trench, however, a substantial quantity of brick and tile fragments were present in a shallow subsoil layer present over much of the site. These finds ranged in date from the 15th to 18th century and may be the result of demolition of, or alterations to buildings. The precise nature of any such activity remains uncertain. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode MDM 103 NMR No. 1406284 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Not recorded Methods and Techniques: Metal Detectors, Documentary Search, Targeted Trenches Position in the Planning Process: Not known / Not recorded Reason for Investigation: Research Site status: None Current Land use: Other 5 - Garden Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Post Medieval , PIT Post Medieval , LAYER Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): ANIMAL REMAINS Uncertain, BRICK Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 2300.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM28698354 Point Height 18.00 - 20.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Planning Authority (with/without advice from County/District Archaeologist) Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: Linzi Everett DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: AHDS Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Context sheet, Drawing, Plan, Report, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Metal BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Middleton Hall, Mendham, Archaeological Evaluation Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Everett, L. Other Bibliographic Details: Report no. 2004/142 Date: 2004 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: SCCAS

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  • Middleton Hall (Monument)

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Dec 10 2010 10:50AM

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