Site Event/Activity record ESF19960 - Stanstead Hall

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Location STS 018, Stanstead Hall
Grid reference Centred TL 8439 4928 (117m by 104m)
Map sheet TL84NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



An archaeological evaluation, consisting of desk-based asessment, topographic survey and trial trenching was carried out as Stanstead Hall, Stanstead prior to development. The documentary survey has confirmed the location of an earlier hall, probably originally within a moated enclosure, that is indicated on the First Edition OS. This early hall was replaced in the 1830's by the current house, contrary to its Grade II listing as having 16th-17th century origins. Trenching identified foundations for a small range of 19th century outbuildings to the current hall and a large undated feature that may be part of a former pond. No archaeological deposits relating to the earlier hall were seen. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. B/05/2168 LBS No. 278359 HER event no. STS 018 Sitecode STS 018 Related HER No. STS 001 NMR No. 1449442 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Small-scale (e.g. single house, etc.) Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches, Documentary Search, Topographic Survey Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Listed Building Current Land use: Other 5 - Garden Monument Type(s)/Period(s): OUTBUILDING Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 60.00 Square metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: John Craven DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: GIS, Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Plan, Report PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Stanstead hall, Stanstead, STS 018 Author(s)/Editor(s): Craven, J.A Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2006/61 Date: 2006 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: SCCAS evaluation report

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  • --- Unpublished document: Craven J. 2006. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Stanstead Hall, Stanstead.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Apr 6 2011 11:25AM

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