Site Event/Activity record ESF20517 - Evaluation and Excavation, Eastgate Barns Area A, Bury St Edmunds

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Location Eastgate Barns Area A
Grid reference Centred TL 8598 6486 (98m by 140m)
Map sheet TL86SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A programme of archaeological work was undertaken on the site of Eastgate Barns, Bury St Edmunds ahead of redevelopment, creating a new yard and offices, with a second area to be developed by Orange for a new mobile phone mast. The work was funded by Proflat Roofing and Orange. The project consisted of seven archaeological evaluation trenches followed by an open area excavation to the north and south of Trench 1. No archaeological deposits were identified in Trences 3,6 and 7 and the northern half of Trench 4 indicating heavy modern ground disturbance. In the southern half of Trench 4 early boundary ditches and boundary wall were identified. Two boundary walls were excavated in Trench 2. The excavation area covered the ruined farmhouse and the area immediately surrounding it and included Trenches 1 and 5 from the evaluation. After the initial topsoil strip of the excavation area a decision to preserve in situe the majority of the archaeological deposits was made (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Duffy, J.. 2008. Archaeological Excavation Report, 2004, Eastgate Barns Area A, Eastern Way, Bury St Edmunds, BSE 229.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Eastgate Barns; Holderness Barn; Eastgate Grange (Monument)
  • Medieval and post-medieval structures, Eastgate Barns, Bury St Edmunds (Monument)

Record last edited

May 30 2018 3:56PM

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