Site Event/Activity record ESF20340 - Drinkstone Hall, Gedding Road

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Location Drinkstone Hall, Gedding Road
Grid reference Centred TL 9564 5992 (259m by 302m)
Map sheet TL95NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A Desk Based Assessment, consisting of an examination of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record, documentary and cartographic search, and historic building assessment established that the site consists of the manor of Drinkstone Lovayne, a medieval moated site of high status. The medieval Hall appears to have been demolished soon after its sale in 1841 to be replaced in the mid 19th century by the current Drinkstone Hall Farm. A program of archaeological evaluation by trial trenching has been recommended as a first stage of archaeological mitigation works in advance of the development. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Related HER No. DRK 001 Planning Application No. 2772/09 NMR No. 1524668 Project Type: Desk based assessment Development Type: Rural residential Methods and Techniques: Documentary Search, Visual Inspection Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 5 - Garden Monument Type(s)/Period(s): N/A None Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): N/A None PROJECT LOCATION Area 2.80 Hectares Grid Reference: TL95655999 Line Height 78.00 - 80.00 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 Craven Supervisor: John Craven DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Plan, Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Drinkstone Hall, Gedding Road, Drinkstone Author(s)/Editor(s): Craven, J. A. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2009/241 Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: SCCAS DBA report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2009. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Drinkstone Hall, Gedding Road, Drinkstone.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Hall Farm; Drinkstone Hall (Monument)

Record last edited

Apr 6 2011 1:49PM

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