Ipswich UAD child record record IPS 1058 - Building 0029 (Phase1)

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Middle Late Saxon Sunken Feature Building


Grid reference Centred TM 1635 4449 (4m by 5m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The first phase of building 0029 was a sunken featured building, c.5.2m east-west by 3.2m north-south and 55cm deep, 17m west of road 1825.
The foundation trench for the south wall (0461, 0484) was indicated by a 1.4m wide and 40cm deep trench, sealed under the floor of the phase 2 building. The base of one posthole was recorded on its base, towards the east end, but all traces of any others had been removed, presumably broadening the foundation trench in the process. The extent of the phase 1 building was defined by the extent of the 55cm deep sunken feature, which indicated that the phase 1 north, west and east walls had been incorporated into the phase 2 building.
The pottery assemblage from the south wall foundation trench (0461) and the fill (0401) in the sunken feature, below the higher phase 2 building floor level, was MLS and the building cut two MLS pits (0007, 0355). The high proportion (5%) of St Neot’s ware in pit 0007 suggests that the construction of building 0029, phase 1, was late in the MLS period, (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Wade, K. 2014. Ipswich Archive Site Summaries: 32-38 Buttermarket.

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Record last edited

May 2 2017 2:34PM

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