Find Spot record IPS 055 - Corner of College Street and Foundary Lane, Ipswich, (IAS 6401).

Please read our .


Roman? Bronze items and Late Saxon? Items.


Grid reference Centred TM 164 440 (25m by 27m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1857: Bronze vessel (Roman?) found in the garden(?) of Cardinal Wolsey's College (see IPS 275). Purchased by BM 1857 (S1). Two fibulae and a chain in Bury Museum (S1) as is another bronze chain in Norwich Castle Museum (S1) listed as from TM 1642 4406 by OS (S2) which is in Foundry Lane, a quite separate location to Wolsey's College.

1899: Pair of bone skates with skeleton of a youth at depth of 11 feet, in old river mud, found in East corner of Foundry Lane and College Street, (S6).

See also (S2-S5).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Unpublished document: IPSMG. Ipswich Museum Extension Books.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 311.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14SE21.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 6401.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 6401.
  • <S5> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG card 1920-74.27.
  • <S6> Article in serial: Layard, N.F.. 1899. Recent discoveries on the site of the Carmelite Convent of Ipswich, and the old river quay. The old river quay. X.2, pp. 183–188..

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jun 28 2017 2:45PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.