Monument record BUN 044 - Section of Inner bailey wall, New Visitors Centre, Bungay Castle

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Summary

Inner bailey wall was exposed during minor works for new visitor centre pathway, a pit was seen during excavation for viewing platform within the keep.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 33555 89760 (17m by 19m)
Map sheet TM38NW
Civil Parish BUNGAY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Excavation in advance of new visitor centre at Bungay Castle (BUN 004) was kept to a minimum in accordance with the SAM consent. Excavation for the new path exposed the continuation of the inner bailey wall across the 1.5m trench, less than 0.3m below ground surface. The wall measured 1.45m in width and was faced on both sides. The inner bailey wall was substantially intact in this location but there is a strong suggestion that robbing of the castle stonework may have continued into 19th century due to presence of post-medieval finds (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Loader, T.. 2001. Archaeological excavation and monitoring in association with the new Visitors' Centre, Bungay Castle.

Finds (8)

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Apr 27 2018 11:56AM

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