Site Event/Activity record ESF20660 - Desk Based Assessment, King George V Playing Field, Ipswich.

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Location King George V Playing Field, Ipswich
Grid reference Centred TM 1393 4735 (492m by 371m)
Map sheet TM14NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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This DBA includes an examination of the Suffolk Sites and Monuments Record (SMR), a documentary search, an aerial photographic examination, a geophysical survey and a site walkover. The proposed development area (PDA) is situated at the top of a south-facing slope, on the eastern side of the Gipping valley. There have been previous archaeological interventions fairly close to the PDA that have located settlement and funerary remains, dating from the Later Prehistoric period through to the Anglo-Saxon period. Due to previous land-use and the possibility that there is a layer of colluvium covering the PDA the preservation of any archaeological remains present should be good. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. 2007/082 NMR No. 1480612 Project Type: Desk based assessment Development Type: Urban residential (e.g. flats, houses, etc.) Methods and Techniques: Documentary Search, Aerial Photography - interpretation, Visual Inspection Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 14 - Recreational usage Monument Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 325.00 Hectares Grid Reference: TM13954234 Point Height 30.00 - 40.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Planning Authority (with/without advice from County/District Archaeologist) Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: James Rolfe DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Survey Media: GIS, Geophysics, Images raster / digital photography, Survey PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: Survey Media: Report, Survey BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: King George V playing field, Ipswich DBA Author(s)/Editor(s): Rolfe, J. Other Bibliographic Details: 2007/082 Date: 2007 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Suffolk

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  • --- Unpublished document: Rolfe, J.. 2007. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, King George V Field, Ipswich.

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