Monument record IPS 175 - 13 Carr Street and corner of (former) Little Colman Street, Ipswich, (IAS 1402).

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Several events, exact details unknown. Roman to Post Medieval.


Grid reference Centred TM 1653 4463 (21m by 41m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Unknown date of discovery: Roman coin, Ipswich Museum, no museum accession number (S2, S3).

January 1913: Thetford Ware and Medieval pottery found with food (animal) bones(S2, S3).

Pre 1920?Large Roman (possibly Late Saxon) urn, dark burnish ware (S1).

1934: Saxon, Mediavel and Post Medievel Pottery (S2, S3).

1968: Demolition of Newpaper offices and construction of shopping centre, excavation by (Ipswich?) Museum revealed (Saxon?) pits with pottery and and antler tool (S2, S3). Types of pottery includes: much Thetford Ware, 16th century frilly-based tyg and a 17th century jar, both found intact. Also recovered fragmentary human skeletons, said to have been lying feet to south at a depth of 3 ft. A flint wall was reported 2ft. Wide and 5ft high, the base 10ft. Below ground level; it ran north-south for 6ft. A well 3ft in diameter, with flint walls 5" thick lined with mortar, was traced to a depth of 7ft (S4).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Unpublished document: IPSMG. Ipswich Museum Extension Books.
  • <S1> Article in serial: Moir, J. R. and G. Maynard. 1933. The Roman villa at Castle Hill, Whitton, Ipswich.
  • <S2> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 1402.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 1402.
  • <S4> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 959-414, 967-59, 1934-48.
  • <S4> Machine readable data file: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 2017. Ipswich PMED Records Spreadsheet.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 13 2021 9:57AM

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