Site Event/Activity record ESF20433 - Evaluation, Land between Lady Lane and Tower Mill Lane, Hadleigh, 2008-9

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Location Land between Lady Lane and Tower Mill Lane
Grid reference Centred TM 03805 43245 (398m by 524m)
Map sheet TM04SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Various phases of archaeological work on land between Lady Lane and Tower Mill Lane, Hadleigh, were required to investigate the archaeological potential of the site. 85 evaluation trenches revealed scattered features of prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval date over much of the site in the form of pits and boundary ditches, whilst an area of concentrated features was recorded in the south west corner of the site which may relate to Roman activity. Two deep, infilled valleys were present within the evaluation area, both following the natural slope down towards the south west. Generally, the valley fills comprised sterile, colluvial deposits, the result of progressive movement of sediments down hill. At the base of the slope in the south west corner of the site, accumulated peat deposits appear to fill a shallow channel which environmental evidence suggests began to fill during the Mesolithic period. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. B/06/01488/OUT/MF Related HER No. HAD 085 HER event no. HAD 089 Sitecode HAD 089 NMR No. 1524815 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Not recorded Methods and Techniques: Sample Trenches, Environmental Sampling, Topographic Survey Position in the Planning Process: Not known / Not recorded Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Cultivated Land 3 - Operations to a depth more than 0.25m Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Uncertain, DITCH Roman, DITCH Modern, PIT Uncertain, PIT Early Medieval , PIT Early Iron Age Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): CERAMIC Bronze Age , CERAMIC Iron Age , CERAMIC Roman, CERAMIC Post Medieval , CERAMIC Early Medieval , CERAMIC Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 10.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM03864319 Point Height 40.00 - 60.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Planning Authority (with/without advice from County/District Archaeologist) Design originator: Jess Tipper Director/Manager: Rhodri Gardner Supervisor: Linzi Everett DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: AHDS ID: HAD 089 Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: HAD 089 Contents: other Media: Correspondence, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: HAD 089 Contents: Animal Bones, Ceramics, Environmental, Metal, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Land between Lady Lane and Tower Mill, Lane, Hadleigh Author(s)/Editor(s): Everett, L. Other Bibliographic Details: 2008/059 Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: SCCAS

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Everett, L.. 2008. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land between Lady Lane and Tower Mill Lane, Hadleigh, HAD 085 & HAD 089.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Land between Lady Lane and Tower Mill Lane, Hadleigh, (Monument)

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Nov 10 2010 12:34PM

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