Site Event/Activity record ESF19958 - Evaluation and standing building recording, RAF Woodbridge

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Location SUT 199 RAF Woodbridge - Skanska Site
Grid reference Centred TM 3294 4831 (1023m by 891m)
Map sheet TM34NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A programme of archaeological work including standing building recording, production of a brief airfield history and trial trench evaluation was carried out at RAF Woodbridge in advance of its redevelopment to house the 23 Engineers (Air Assault). A photographic record (monochrome prints and 3.2 megapixel digital backup was taken) of all the buildings within the Development Area was made. Two of the buildings were also subject to a measured survey. A total of thirteen evaluation trenches (totalling c. 750m2) were excavated and these revealed no significant archaeological features. Numerous modern services were found to have affected much of the site. A single area of protected heathland was not accessible at the time of the evaluation and further work (monitoring of the heathland relocation, followed by trial trenching) was recommended in order to assess the survival of archaeological deposits in the area during a later stage of the development. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: HER event no. SUT 199 Planning Application No. C/03/2371 NMR No. 1400089 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Large-scale mixed development (military) Methods and Techniques: Documentary Search, Targeted Trenches Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Site of Special Scientific Importance (SSSI) Current Land use: Grassland Heathland 3 - Disturbed Monument Type(s)/Period(s): MILITARY AIRFIELD Modern Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 55.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM33004830 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: Rhodri Gardner, Mark Sommers DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: AHDS Contents: Survey Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Survey Media: Aerial Photograph, Context sheet, Drawing, Map, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Survey PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: SUT 199 RAF Woodbridge - Skanska Site Author(s)/Editor(s): Gardner, R., Sommers, M. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2004/82 Date: 2004 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Field Team Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: A4 ring bound.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gardner, R. and Sommer, M.. 2004. Archaeological Evaluation Report. RAF Woodbridge - Skanska Site.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • RAF Woodbridge - Skanska Site (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 19 2012 3:10PM

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