Monument record IPS 206 - Cox Lane, Ipswich, (IAS 3502).

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Saxon and Medieval finds and monuments. Notably Saxon pottery kilns - Note finds and monuments associated with IAS 3405 and IAS 3503 have been moved to their own records (IPS 814 and IPS 813 respectively).


Grid reference Centred TM 1664 4454 (28m by 24m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (5)

Full Description

1960: Real found during digging on site of COOP warehouse.

1961: During excavations for building works a series of rubbish pits and a total of 4 Thetford ware and an Ipswich ware kiln were revealed. Two of the Thetford Ware kilns were partially excavated by IPSMG, of oval & circular forms. Two pits contained wasters & kiln debris (S2). A silver penny of Aethelred II of circa AD 995 was found at base of pit containing Thetford ware, with an auger. Also a bone skate (Saxon or Medieval). Pottery finds from kilns included Ipswich ware, (kiln 5), Thetford ware (kilns 1,2 & 4), Thetford & Early Medieval wares (kiln 3). Kiln 3 is believed to be c. 1000-1050.

A deep pit (pit 3), possibly a well, containing 11th or 12th century is associated with a skeleton with sword and dagger cuts. Pit 2 contained fragments of kiln debris, pottery, pottery wasters & charcoal, possibly from kiln 3. Further details in (S1-S5).

NB finds and monuments associated with IAS 3405 and IAS 3503 have been moved to their own records (IPS 814 and IPS 813 respectively).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, IX, 141,143; LXIV, 31,33; XCVI, 116.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1963. Some Suffolk kilns: IV. Saxon kilns in Cox Lane, Ipswich, 1961. M. J. Aitken, C. Wells and N. Scarfe)”. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archæology XXIX.3, pp. 304–335.. XXIX.3, pp. 304–335.. XXIX.3, pp. 304–335..
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 3502.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 3502.
  • <S5> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 961-3-6-10-11-20-31-32, 960-144, 958-252, 958, 253, 957-91, 957-198, 963-49?.

Finds (10)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

May 9 2017 2:34PM

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