Site Event/Activity record ESF22178 - Archaeological Monitoring, Brook House, Quay Street, Halesworth, Suffolk

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Grid reference Centred TM 38796 77669 (4m by 82m)
Map sheet TM37NE



John Newman Archaeological Services


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PROJECT DETAILS Halesworth, Brook House, Quay Street (HWT 038, TM 38789 77707) while ground works for a side extension were limited to screw piles and construction on these from ground level monitoring of the excavation of a treatment plant pit to the rear of the house recorded a substantial deposit of alluvial material above an organic silty layer. In this context it is worthwhile noting that the 70m long garden to the rear of the house backs onto the River Blyth so the alluvial deposits are likely to have been caused by past flood events and Quay Street to the front of the house probably runs along the northern edge of what was the floodplain. The only stray find from the upcast spoil of any note was a very worn and corroded Nuremberg token of earlier 16th century date. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. HWT 038 LBS No. 1223437 NMR No. 1578826 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: '''''Watching Brief''''' Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: Conservation Area Current Land use: Other 5 - Garden Monument Type(s)/Period(s): PEAT LAYER Uncertain Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NUREMBERG TOKEN Post Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 20.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM3878977707 Point Height 11.00 - 12.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: John Newman Director/Manager: John Newman Supervisor: John Newman DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk CC Archaeological Service Contents: 'Metal' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk CC Archaeological Service Contents: 'Metal' Media: 'Report' PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Landowner Contents: 'Metal' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Brook House, Quay Street, Halesworth, Suffolk- Archaeological Monitoring Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Newman, J Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: John Newman Archaeological Services Place of Issue or Publication: Henley, Suffolk Description: Loose bound client report

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Newman J. 2013. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Brook House, Quay Street, Halesworth, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Peat Layer, Brook House, Quay Street, Halesworth, Suffolk (Monument)

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Jan 25 2017 6:12PM

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