Site Event/Activity record ESF24351 - Evaluation and Fieldwalking - Blofield Hall, February 1998.

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Location Blofield Hall, Trimley St Mary
Grid reference Centred TM 2781 3528 (1573m by 1343m)
Map sheet TM23NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Fieldwalking and trial trench evaluation were carried out ahead of development. Fieldwalking covered the development area, results are recorded under TYY 071. Evaluation was focused in the centre of the area at the site of Blofield Hall, results are recorded under TYY 025. Six trenches were excavated. Trenches 1-5 revealed topsoil between 0.15-0.5m, below was a layer of demolition material upto 0.85m thick. Features were present below this layer. This lay on the natural greyish clayey sand. Trench 6 was located on the western side of the trackway and where possible was excavated to the top of the natural, however the presence of concrete floor slabs, brick walls and concrete beams prevented this along c.50% of its length. The nautral sand lay between 0.2m-0.7m below the present ground surface, under dirty mixed deposits which contained building rubble. Trial trenching indicated that much of the site has been damaged, particularly by service trenches, and in the course of the construction of the most recent buildings. Despite this, evidence for several phases of earlier buildings were identified. As a result of these findings, new recommendations were proposed for further archaeological work on the site (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Abbot, C.. 1998. Archaeological Evaluation at Blofield Hall, Trimley St Mary.

Related Monuments/Buildings (7)

  • Concentration of burnt flints (Monument)
  • Blofield Hall (Monument)
  • Concentration of burnt flint and excavated features (Monument)
  • Concentration of burnt flints (Monument)
  • Concentration of burnt flints and extensive prehistoric, Roman and medieval occupation (Monument)
  • Concentration of burnt flints, circa 70m in diameter (Monument)
  • Multi-period finds scatter, including worked flint, burnt flint, prehistoric, Roman and medieval pottery. (Find Spot)

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Jan 9 2018 11:36AM

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