Site Event/Activity record ESF22185 - Excavation, South Seafront and Martello Tower P, Felixstowe

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Location South Seafront and Martello Tower P
Grid reference Centred TM 2925 3299 (151m by 332m)
Map sheet TM23SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



PROJECT DETAILS excavation to trace route of probable WW2 defensive ditch identified in previous evaluation revealed it to be straight and over 116m in length. Butt ends to the north-east, runs beyond limit of excavation to the south west. Also EH Level 2 recording of concrete pads and blocks in vicinity of Martello Tower P undertaken - majority of these have been interpreted as anchor points for guide wires and stays associated with a radio mast that was mounted on the roof of the tower in the early 20th century Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: HER event no. FEX294 Planning Application No. C/12/0068 NMR No. 1578795 Project Type: Recording project Investigation Type: '''Full excavation''', '''Full survey''' Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Current Land use: Coastland 6 - Other Monument Type(s)/Period(s): DITCH Modern, ANCHOR POINT Modern Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 1.70 Hectares Grid Reference: TM29273301 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: Rhodri Gardner Supervisor: Mark Sommers DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: FEX294 Contents: 'other' Media: 'GIS', 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: FEX294 Contents: 'other' Media: 'Correspondence', 'Notebook - Excavation', ' Research', ' General Notes', 'Plan', 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Archaeological Excavation Report: Felixstowe South Seafront and Martello Tower P Author(s)/Editor(s): Sommers, M. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report No. 2013/083 Date: 2013 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: printed sheets of A4 paper with card covers

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Sommers M. 2013. Archaeological Excavation Report, South Seafront and Martello Tower P, Felixstowe.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Martello Tower P at W end of sea-front (No 11) (Monument)
  • South Seafront and Martello Tower P, Felixstowe (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 6 2015 11:57AM

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