Site Event/Activity record ESF21604 - Desk Based Assessment at Scotland Street Bridge, Stoke by Nayland

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Location Scotland Street Bridge
Grid reference Centred TL 9966 3675 (10m by 13m)
Map sheet TL93NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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A desk based assessment of Scotland Street Bridge, Stoke by Nayland, prior to its proposed renovation, has highlighted the importance of the structure as an example of a mid 19th century cast iron bridge in Suffolk and its position within the Stoke by Nayland Conservation Area. Documentary research has been unable to find any other examples manufactured by the fabricator E R and F Turner of Ipswich. The DBA has also established the existence of references to a bridge on the site dating to at least the 14th century, implying that the site has high potential for archaeological deposits relating to earlier medieval or post-medieval bridges or crossings. Recommendations have been made for recording the bridge prior to and during its dismantling, for the reinstatement of as much of the original fabric as possible to the renovated structure, and for archaeological monitoring of groundworks. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Related HER No. SBN 072 NMR No. 1566337 Project Type: Desk based assessment Development Type: Road scheme (new and widening) Methods and Techniques: '''Documentary Search''', '''Visual Inspection''' Reason for Investigation: National Planning Policy Framework - NPPF Site status: Conservation Area Current Land use: Transport and Utilities 1 - Highways and road transport Monument Type(s)/Period(s): ROAD BRIDGE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): N/A None PROJECT LOCATION Area 0 Hectares Grid Reference: TL99673675 Point Height 14.00 - 15.00 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 Council Archaeological Service Contents: 'other' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service Contents: 'other' Media: 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Scotland Street Bridge, Stoke By Nayland Author(s)/Editor(s): Craven, J. A. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2012/097 Date: 2012 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Description: SCCAS DBA report.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Craven, J.. 2012. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment, Scotland Street Bridge, Stoke by Nayland.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Scotland Street Bridge (Monument)
  • Scotland Street Bridge (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 2 2013 1:37PM

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