Monument record DBN 079 - Old Hall
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1549 6445 (137m by 114m) (Centred on)|
|Civil Parish||DEBENHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Fragments of moats around Old Hall. Appear to be two complexes, one to the east side around the house and a similar sized area to the west, both rectangular. L-shaped piece SW of the house is still wet (S1).
Late 2001/early 2002: monitoring of barn conversion failed to reveal significant archaeological deposits - see below.
November 2001: Footings for the boundary wall along the eastern side of the site were freshly excavated and ready for inspection. A thin topsoil overlying natural boulder clay was evident. Features of medieval date were seen.
18th February 2002: The oversite in the area of the extension to the south side of the barn had been removed. A moderately large expanse the natural boulder clay surface was revealed, creating the ideal conditions for identifying archaeological features. However, none were seen.
19th February 2002: the footing for the extension to the south side of the barn had been excavated to a depth of c.0.90m, but only claen boulder clay was revealed.
March 2002: the oversite with in the barn had been removed which involved the lowering of the area by approx. 200 - 300mm. A moderately large expance of boulder clay surface was revealed, but no features or artifacts were present.
Details in (S2).
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Jan 25 2012 10:02AM