Monument record SUP 023 - Land at Creeting Road (Cedars Park Phase 10C) Stowmarket

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Evaluation identified medieval clay pits and probable medieval land drains.


Grid reference Centred TM 0660 5852 (239m by 315m)
Map sheet TM05NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Twenty-one 40m x 1.8m trenches were excavated to evaluate a 5% sample of the development area. Medieval clay pits dated to the later 13th-14th century were recorded in the north-west of the site, with residual pottery suggesting earlier activity dating from the 12th century. Two groups of drainage gullies were recorded at the northern and southern ends of the site, divided by a stream valley. These are tentatively dated to the medieval period and are interpreted as land drains dug to improve the heavy clay soil for agriculture. The medieval clay quarrying and agriculture is related to similar activity recorded in Cedars Park phase 4b immediately to the north-west, and to a medieval farmstead dated to the 12th-14th centuries, excavated in Cedars Park phase 4a 500m to the north-west of the site (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Ennis T. 2010. Archaeological Evaluation Report, Land at Creeting Road (Cedars Park Phase 10C) Stowmarket, SUP 023.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2011 2:46PM

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