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CAT Report 633: summary

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An archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching on land at The Rectory, Collimer Close, Chelmondiston, Suffolk - January 2012
by Ben Holloway, Howard Brooks
(with contributions from Stephen Benfield, Adam Wightman, Val Fryer)

Date report completed: January 2012
Location: The Rectory, Collimer Close, Chelmondiston, Suffolk
Map reference(s): TM 2042 3737 (c)
File size: 858 kb
Project type: Archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching
Significance of the results:

Summary. An evaluation trench to the rear (east) of The Rectory, Collimer Close, Chelmondiston, Suffolk has uncovered six archaeological features. A pit and a post-hole were dated to the post-medieval or modern period. A gully and a pit were dated by medieval pottery of 12th- to 13th-century date. Given that some medieval pottery was residual in a post-medieval pit, it is possible that the gully and the pit are actually of post-medieval or modern date, with residual medieval pottery. One ?post-hole is undated. Another pit was probably of natural origin. Pre-medieval finds consisted of a late prehistoric struck flint. No archaeological strata or features were exposed which are worthy of preservation in situ. The depth and nature of the soils sealing the archaeological features is consistent with soil generated by horticultural activity. There was no evidence of any alteration of site levels caused by terracing or by dumped soil, or of any alluvial or colluvial deposits.