Site Event/Activity record ESF22103 - Monitoring, Cherry Tree Cottage, Long Melford

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Location Cherry Tree Cottage
Grid reference Centred TL 8665 4658 (8m by 11m)
Map sheet TL84NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS Monitoring was carried out during the excavation of a footing trench for a kitchen and dining room extension to Cherry Tree Cottage Above the natural at c.1m the soil profile showed redeposited soil indicating significant landscaping. Cherry Tree cottage is located in a hollow of c.2m from High Street. This drop follows the contour of High Street encompassing to the south Clay Pits Pond and returns past the rear of Cherry Tree Cottage (where the dip is 60m wide) . It seems likely from this that the Cottage is located within the site of a large clay pit (Fig.1). The soil profile would be consistent with a ground surface that had been stripped to the top of natural; and soil reinstated or simply been dumped from elsewhere but laid in two broad horizons creating a level platform. Cherry Tree Cottage and the neighbouring properties were later built on the site. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. LMD 217 NMR No. 1576963 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Small-scale extensions (e.g. garages, porches, etc.) Methods and Techniques: '''Sample Trenches''' Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: None Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): HOUSE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 100.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL86654658 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Abby Antrobus Director/Manager: Andrew Tester Supervisor: Andrew Tester DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'none' Media: 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'other' Media: 'Correspondence', 'Plan', 'Report', 'Unpublished Text' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Monitoring Report Cherry Tree Cottage LMD 217 Author(s)/Editor(s): 'Tester, A.' Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report 2012/190 Date: 2012 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: Two pages

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Tester, A. 2012. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Cherry Tree Cottage, Long Melford.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Cherry Tree Cottage, Long Melford (Monument)

Record last edited

Jul 26 2013 3:18PM

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