Monument record SUY 058 - Land between Weavers Lane and Burkitts Lane

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Summary

Two evaluation trenches across defensive town ditch, c.13m wide & 3.4m deep. Monitoring on same site in 2004.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8726 4134 (48m by 66m)
Map sheet TL84SE
Civil Parish SUDBURY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

2002: Two evaluation trenches across defensive town ditch, c.13m wide & 3.4m deep. Possible EMed pottery from upper layers (S1)(R1).
2003: Monitoring following evaluation revealed and plotted part of the Saxon town defences of Sudbury, which appears to have been finally backfilled in the C12/C13. Small amount of residual(?) IA (probably) or ESax pottery in primary ditch fill (S2).
A documentary survey was also undertaken by A M Breen (S2).
Monitoring of the same site during May 2004 during excavation of foundations for terraced houses revealed no significant archaeological deposits although a brick lined well, c.8.2m deep was identified (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> Verbal communication: Personal communication. SCCAS, Sommers M, email message to Pendleton C, May 2002.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Sommers, M. 2002. Eval/Mon report. Land between Weavers Lan & Burkitts Lane., Sudbury.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Sommers, M. 2003. Eval/Mon report. Land between Burkitt's Lane and Weaver's Lane., Sudbury.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Sommers, M. 2004. Mon report. Land between Burkitts Lane and Weaver's Lane., Sudbury.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Apr 27 2011 12:14PM

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