Monument record BSE 422 - Medieval quarrying and 19th pit and well identified at 70 Northgate Street

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Summary

Medieval quarrying and 19th pit and well identified during evaluation trenching and monitoring at 70 Northgate Street

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 854 650 (8m by 7m)
Map sheet TL86NE
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

2013: Archaeological evaluation and monitoring revealed a gravel extraction pit. It is likely that this extraction pit was used in construction or road building during the medieval period. Features in the base of the evaluation trench hint at activities taking place on the site, although it appears the area was not heavily populated. A 19th century pit lined with concrete and filled with lime and containing several horn cores may indicate the presence of a tanner in the vicinity although it could equally represent butchery waste. A 19th to 20th century well was identified during the monitoring (S1). Archaeological evaluation and monitoring revealed a gravel extraction pit. It is likely that this extraction pit was used in construction or road building during the medieval period. Features in the base of the evaluation trench hint at activities taking place on the site, although it appears the area was not heavily populated. A 19th century pit lined with concrete and filled with lime and containing several horn cores may indicate the presence of a tanner in the vicinity although it could equally represent butchery waste. A 19th to 20th century well was identified during the monitoring (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Tester, A.. 2013. Archaeological Evaluation and Monitoring Report: 70 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 27 2016 3:31PM

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