Site Event/Activity record ESF22942 - Evaluation within the Nave and South Aisle of St marys Church, Capel St Mary

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Location

Location
Grid reference Centred TM 0858 3824 (11m by 12m)
Map sheet TM03NE
Civil Parish CAPEL ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

Technique(s)

Organisation

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

Four small test-pits (0.25 x 0.25m, 0.2m deep) and one larger test-pit (1.6m by 0.7m, 0.2m deep) were excavated by an archaeologist in the body of the nave and south aisle with two smaller interventions undertaken by the project engineer against the interior face of the north nave and south aisle walls. The results indicated some variation in the character of the underlying ground surface with, as could be expected, evidence for burials, including an inscribed ledger stone. However, no earlier floor levels were encountered and the evidence provided by the presence of a flat-topped pad/footing around the base of one of the aisle piers suggested that the medieval floor level was similar to that of the existing floor. In addition, the vestiges of the pre-aisle south nave wall was encountered in two of the test-pits which, along with the pad/footing for the aisle piers, survived to a level above that proposed as the formation level for the heating system

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Boulter S. 2014. Archaeological Evaluation Report, St marys Church, Capel St Mary.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Church of St Mary (Med) (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 6 2019 8:46AM

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