Site Event/Activity record ESF20583 - 23 Trimley Road, Kirton

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Location 23 Treimley Road
Grid reference Centred TM 2771 3939 (147m by 104m)
Map sheet TM23NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A trial trench evaluation was carried out at the above site from 15th -17th April 2009 in advance of a proposal to redevelop the site. This followed a visit on 26th March 2009 to record visible Second World War remains, and a programme of building recording for two 19th century buildings. The redevelopment involves the construction of residential properties and associated parking. A number of features of archaeological interest were recorded during the work. Ephemeral evidence for low level prehistoric activity was present at the eastern end of the site. Across much of the site bands of grey were recorded, possibly formed by geological or agricultural processes. The site was then occupied by trees, regular rows of which were recorded, probably forming an orchard, bounded by a ditch in the post-medieval period. Features of uncertain function possibly related to gardens were scattered across the site. A number of foundations for 19th century and Second World War buildings were also recorded during the evaluation. In addition to the trial trenching for below ground remains, a survey of the remains of Second World War structures was undertaken during and in some cases after their demolition. An attempt has been made to incorporate this information with archival and other sources to determine the layout of the military facility. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Planning Application No. C/07/1427/FUL NMR No. 1526991 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Rural residential Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey, Metal Detectors, Sample Trenches Position in the Planning Process: Not known / Not recorded Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Current Land use: Other 5 - Garden, Other 10 - Orchard Monument Type(s)/Period(s): MILITARY STRUCTURES Modern, DITCH Post Medieval , PIT Uncertain, FURROWS Uncertain, POST-HOLES Post Medieval , FOUNDATIONS Post Medieval , FLOORS Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Early Iron Age, POTTERY Post Medieval , QUERNSTONE Uncertain, FLINT Late Prehistoric PROJECT LOCATION Area 0.83 Hectares Grid Reference: TM27703939 Point Height 21.01 - 21.73 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: Duncan Stirk DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Stratigraphic, Survey Media: Context sheet, Drawing, Microfilm, Plan, Report, Section, Survey PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Ceramics, Worked stone/lithics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: 23 Trimley Road, Kirton KIR 041 Author(s)/Editor(s): Stirk, D. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2009/097 Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: A4, ring bound, white cover

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Stirk, D. 2009. Archaeological Evaluation Report, 23 Trimley Road, Kirton, KIR 041.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • The Maltings, Trimley Road (Monument)

Record last edited

Dec 3 2010 6:06PM

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