Monument record IPS 307 - Corner of Buttermarket and Queens Street, Ipswich, (IAS 3003).

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Demolition then subsequent footing excavation for new building revealed Thetford Ware, Medieval and Post Medieval pot, and glass bottles.


Grid reference Centred TM 16266 44540 (21m by 18m)
Map sheet TM14SE


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1957: Demolition of old Alliance building and the digging of foundations for a new building located Thetford ware pottery. Also sherds of Medieval and Post Medievel pottery as well as glass animal and human bones, Anglo-Saxon, mediaeval and later, and coin of James I (S1-S4)

James I, 1603 - 1625 coin. Found during the cleaning the foundations of the Old Alliance building in Cheapside (corner of Buttermarket & Queen St) Silver, skilling, o: Jacobus D.G. Mag. Biit. FRA ET Hib.Rex' (As on English coins. R: (Martlet) HEMRICUS. ROSAS. REGNA. JACOBUS. Crowned Haep Martlet Mint mark. 1957 Feb Retained by finder (S5).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 3003.
  • <S2> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 3003.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and F. A. Aberg. 1957. Archaeology in Suffolk 1957.
  • <S4> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1951.109?.
  • <S5> Machine readable data file: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2017. Ipswich PMED Records Spreadsheet.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 25 2021 11:01AM

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