Monument record IPS 193 - Corner of 55/57 Westgate Street, Ipswich, (IAS 1701).

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Midden containing Ipswich and Thetford type ware and a sherd of Stamford ware.


Grid reference Centred TM 1603 4471 (26m by 35m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A midden containing Ipswich and Thetford type ware and a sherd of Stamford ware was found. There was also a dog skeleton, turkey (sic), and other animal bones. There were also human remains of Saxo-Norman age; one skull had several sword cuts.

The Stamford ware is described by Hurst (S1) and some of the Ipswich and Thetford types by West (S2). Finds recovered from building site by IPSMG (S1).

The site is described as flint lined well at containing Thetford ware and other 12th Century sherds, and human and animal remains in (S3-S5).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Hurst, J, G. 1960. A Stamford ware pitcher from Ipswich. Hurst J G, A Stamford ware pitcher from Ipswich, PSIA, 28, 1960, (3), 297-298, fig 48.
  • <S2> Article in serial: West, S, E.. 1963. Excavations at Cox Lane (1958) and at the Town Defences, Shire Hall Yard, Ipswich (1959). (with reports by G. C. Dunning, R. H. M. Dolley and D. Charman). XXIX.3, pp. 233–303.. West, S, E, PSIA, 29, 1963, (3), 233-303.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1958. Archaeology in Suffolk 1958.
  • <S4> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14SE91.
  • <S5> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 1701.
  • <S6> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 1701.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S8> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 958-47.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 25 2021 11:33AM

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